Episode 01:10 Nigel Williams, former Deputy Principle at The National Outdoor centre, Glenmore Lodge (20 years), Director of National navigation Award Scheme, freelance Instructor and author of Teaching Navigation.

In this episode, based on his vast experience Nigel leads us through why being able to navigate is important, some of the psychology and science of how we navigate, the difference between navigation and map reading, alternative, simpler teaching methods based on orienteering techniques, use of GPS, the different types of maps including orienteering maps and shares his top tips. Lots and lots to learn in this episode - "habitual use of the GPS seems to inhibit the development of the neural pathways for navigation"!

Links to items discussed:

British Orienteering/'Go Orienteering' - https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/goorienteering

Finding a 'Permanent Orienteering Course' near you and maps - https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/pocs

National Navigation Award Scheme - https://nnas.org.uk/

Outdoor Discovery Award scheme - https://nnas.org.uk/outdoor-discovery-awards/

Prof. Kate Jeffery "World-centred navigation" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf9tqCOVEMs 

Titanium avocado - https://newatlas.com/technology/quantum-sensor-vaccum-gps-grade-navigation-no-satellites/

Theme music Tourner a Trois, courtesy of Albireo. More details available at https://albireo.bandcamp.com.


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