Make a Map

Take a hike to find your favorite spot outside.

Do you have a favorite outdoor place? It could be in your yard, neighborhood, or local park. It could be under your favorite tree, on a hill, near water, or along a trail. Once you find it, make your own map to show the way to your favorite outdoor spot. Then, see if parents and friends can follow your map to find you there!

Let’s Get Started

Choose your favorite outdoor place. It could be in your yard, neighborhood, or local park.

Wonderful!

Wonderful!

SEARCH:

For your favorite outdoor place.

Good Job!

Good Job!

COUNT:

How many steps to get there.

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Awesome!

LOCATE:

Any landmarks such as an unusual tree, a big rock, road or other signs along the way.

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Amazing!

IDENTIFY:

The path you took to your favorite outdoor spot.

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Wonderful!

LISTEN:

What sounds do you hear when you are there?

Document Your Discoveries

  1. Draw your map to show the way to your favorite outdoor spot in your Nature Notebook.
  2. Add landmarks you identified to your map.
  3. You can even use a compass to add directions (north, south, east, west).
  4. Bonus: Add your trail sign to your map

 

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