Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Map Reading Training For Children

Map reading does not come instinctively - it is a learned skill

First, let me say a big thank you to the Pineview Cub Scout troop for sending me a fine link to a web site that is designed to introduce children to mapping.

Map reading and the ability to absorb that information is not instinctive.  Map reading is a learned skill as is developing our basic skill to navigate.  And here I am talking about navigating around town.  It is wonderful to see how a very young person knows how to navigate (go straight, turn here) to school, the park and the store.  Our navigational efforts shape our subconscious ability to accurately navigate in the real world.

 Volunteering with Scouts - Feb. 2011

So, once again a big thank you to those fine Scouts and here is a link to the web site.

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