Summer Series continues with basic GPS lesson

KINGMAN - When lost, disoriented or simply looking for an interesting form of entertainment, there's no reason not to let technology guide the way.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department's Kingman office will present a class on GPS 101 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at the Kingman Library, 3269 Burbank St.

Global Positioning Systems now play a role in many aspects of life, including vehicle directions. More importantly, for those who enjoy life outdoors, these small devices can guide an individual to a location and back with ease.

GPS has also played a vital role in modern wildlife management and can serve as entertainment for those interested in geocaching. Janice Stroud, habitat specialist at the Kingman office, will conduct the presentation.

"For those who have never used a GPS, this is going to be a class on the basics," said Zen Mocarski, public information officer for Game and Fish. "There will be a short presentation followed by some hands-on instruction as participants will search the library area for hidden 'treasures' using GPS units."

For more information, call (928) 692-7700, ext. 2301.