A Mount Rainier trail sign showing mileages for different trails.
Students will be introduced to the basic skills necessary to read a map, specifically a topographic map, in a national park. Students will practice by orienting a map to magnetic north and/or true north. Students will also have the ability to practice land navigation around their school based on a course set up by the instructor.
5 - 12
Students will be able to:
Identify key elements on a topographic map including elevation lines, compass rose, trails, roads, and key features such as hills and valleys.
Orient a map to magnetic and true north.
Travel on a relatively flat course using a map of the school or local area.