Reading the Landscape Program Outline

Welcome and Introduction

Behavioral Guidelines for visit:

  • We are in the animals' neighborhood
  • Leave flowers and plants for animals (don't pick anything)
  • Pick up trail treasures to enjoy on-site, but no collecting-leave everything


What is orienteering?

Introduction to Maps

  • Map features-compass rose and legend

Using a Compass

  • Parts of the compass
  • Using map and compass together
  • Magnetic north-lines of declination

Introduction to Ogden Nature Center orienteering course

Course assignments-students follow the orienteering course out on the nature center grounds.

Wrap-up and tricks to find directions without a compass

Topics are covered by varying degrees depending on time available and punctuality of students' return.