Field trip to Brandywine Creek State Park teaches Back to Basics students orienteering skills

Field Trip April 2013 All three guys
Back to Basics’ K-12 Private School students Michael Scalia (middle) and Angel Johnson (right) learn orienteering skills at Brandywine Creek State Park in Wilmington, Delaware.

This week, Back to Basics’ K-12 Private School took its first field trip of 2013. The destination was the Brandywine Creek State Park for a lesson in orienteering.

During the field trip, students learned to understand and apply the basic functions of a compass, read map legends, recognize symbols on a map and relate them to physical features on a landscape.

Field Trip April 2013 Reading the map
Angel Johnson practices map reading before heading outdoors.

Students  also learned to develop and …