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Orienteering: Geography in the Garden, grades 6-8
Wednesday November 14, 2012 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Home school program for grades 6-8, November 14, 12-1:30 pm

Orienteering: Geography in the Garden

Explore topography by using maps and other geographic tools that assist with the navigation and interpretation of the Garden’s section of the Earth’s surface. Age appropriate activities challenge students to apply basic mapping skills as well as utilize geographic tools and technologies to locate specific areas in the Garden.

Students identify key components used on maps and discuss how and why maps are useful. They create individual maps and practice map reading skills before completing an orienteering course in small groups.  

Fee: Members $8, Non-members $10 (includes all materials and supplies)
Reservations required. For reservation information and payment options, click here.

All of our new home school options align with curricula for K–2, 3–5, and 6-8. Each program uses the Garden’s 120 acres of developed and natural areas as a teaching classroom, while connecting to National Education Standards and the Alabama Course of Study.