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Campus News

March 6, 2018

Lt. Col. Robert Turbyfill, Orienteering Coach, to present at Adventure Sports Colloquium

Lt. Col. Robert Turbyfill, retired US Federation Orienteering Coach, will speak to the general public on Adventure Orienteering Coaching, as part of the Adventure Sports Colloquium Series on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. His presentation, ‘Where Does Life Take You’, will be held in Room 1013 in the CAOS building on the GC campus in McHenry.

Now retired, he still instructs and competes in orienteering. He is co-author of “Discovering Orienteering: Skills, Techniques, and Activities”. Turbyfill developed a course entitled, Zero to Orange, where students learn from the beginning the basics of orienteering and are actually able to compete during the course at a beginner level. During his lecture and presentation, he will discuss an upcoming competition in April where he will offer this course in which students may participate.

Turbyfill served in the US Army and was on the Adventuresports Institute (ASI) executive council that brought about the Adventure Sports Center International. He has instructed orienteering for the ASI program for several years and he was the former US Orienteering Federation Team Coach.

Although the colloquium series are part of a course for students enrolled in the Adventure Sports program, the general public is invited and welcome to attend presentations throughout the year. For more information on the March 14 colloquium presentation that is open to the general public, persons may contact the Garrett College Adventure Sports office at 301-387-3330.