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A Fun, Hands-On Geography Lesson

We're all familiar with the five senses. Now, help your students exercise their sixth sense - the ability to understand their place in relation to their surroundings. Included in the Swedish curriculum since 1948 (and many other countries have followed suit), the newly recognized Olympic sport of Orienteering makes map-reading a game for your class.

We offer introductory and multi-day programs for all ages that begin right in the classroom, move to the schoolyard and could culminate in a field trip to a local forest.

All programs include:

  • Accurate maps of classrooms, buildings, schoolyard and campus
  • Pre and Post activities for Teachers
  • Multimedia presentations
  • All supplies including compasses, markers, handouts and maps

The school campus becomes our classroom as students navigate around it integrating the following aspects of the curriculum:

  • Earth Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Life Science
  • Physical Education
  • Language Arts

Orienteering is a physical, mental and emotional activity in which students find their way though a series of checkpoints with only the aid of a map, a compass and their wits. Pairs are used in the younger grades but the true benefits come from individual involvement.

The entire process fosters:

  • Self-confidence
  • Problem-solving
  • Decision Making
  • Co-operative learning
  • Team Building
  • Love of the Outdoors

We also provide:

  • Teacher Training Workshops
  • School Field Day Treasure Hunts
  • Full Color, high quality topographical maps of your campus
  • After School Programs

Read more on Orienteering In Schools (198k PDF Article).

See a list of Participating Schools.

To schedule your next event call us at 845-225-2539 or use our easy online request form.

Sorry, programs are only available in 100 mile radius of NYC and Boston. Elsewhere, additional charges would apply including travel and hotel.

 

Charles Osgood interviews Chris Cassone

Reading Rainbow - Chris Cassone teaches Levar Burton

Watch Reading Rainbow video where Chris Cassone teaches Levar Burton and 4th Graders how to orienteer in this PBS Emmy Award winning episode The Secret Shortcut

Sample Map

Sample Map

Sample Maps

 

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