Pre-Field Trip Materials
Welcome to CWES video
Early Navigators Map
Example - Map without Tools
Post-Field Trip Materials
Trip Lesson Plan
Map of Lewis and
Clark's Map of the Journey
Experience - Classroom
pre-field trip lesson to prepare your
students for both the setting and purpose of their field trip. A
"Welcome to CWES" video will acquaint your students with the
Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES), letting them
know what they should bring, as well as what to expect for their
day at CWES. The remainder of the lesson focuses on early
navigation and the importance of navigation throughout history.
Students will attempt to draw an accurate map without modern
navigational tools. All resources for this lesson can be
accessed under the column to the left.
Field Trip Experience - CWES
The on-site Cooperative
Compass lesson will be taught by CWES staff
during your field trip. Students will participate in a
physically active orienteering exercise. After mastering basic
compass and pacing techniques, students will rely on their
teamwork skills to complete an orienteering course.
Post-Field Trip Experience - Classroom
post-field trip lesson allows students to apply
orienteering knowledge and skills learned during the field trip.
They will redraw the maps they created prior to the field trip
and compare accuracy between the two to understand the important
role that navigational tools played in the creation of accurate
maps. Student worksheets and grading rubrics
are included. Suggestions for activities to extend learning are
included. Resources for this
lesson, can be accessed under
the column to the left.