Introduction to the Boston Harbor Islands with Survey
Students are introduced to the natural and cultural history of the Boston Harbor Islands through their responses to an interactive survey as they begin to understand the relationship between the harbor, the city, and local communities.
Navigation and Chart Making
Students become familiar with the geography of the harbor and the principles of navigation in a hands-on activity in which they identify landmasses and navigational channel markers on their own nautical charts.
Orienteering and Compass Making
Students become familiar with the principles and tools employed in orienteering through a compass-making demonstration that focuses on the basic skills they will put to use during an expedition to the harbor.