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

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.

Students  also learned to develop and apply strategies within a group to solve a problem. Finally, the teams of students sharpen their map and compass skills by navigating a specially designed compass course!

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