Monday, February 7th | 7:00pm-8:00pm | Swiss Army Phone: Your Phone as a Hiking Tool


With some considerations, a smartphone can prove to be a versatile hiking companion.  In this class, students will explore numerous apps for both Apple and Android to help plan, navigate, record, and share your hike. Class will also review apps to identify plants, animals and mountains using augmented reality! In addition to apps, learn the pros, cons, tips to harnessing this powerful tool. 

This class is appropriate for all ages.

This class will take place indoors at Rochester Brainery, located at 176 Anderson Ave F109, Rochester, NY 14607.

If you would like to request a sign language interpreter, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).

About the teacher:
Being outdoors brings out the best in Pat Barczys - and it always has. From the time he was very young, it’s been the same: if it’s outside, you can count him in and count on him being interested and invested. The only thing that makes Pat happier than being outside is sharing his passion for the outdoors with others. Pat started helping his friends and family plan adventures tailored to their interests and experience levels and it was so rewarding he wanted to keep doing it and make it his life’s work.

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