Making Maps With Lynx

Making Maps with Lynx

By Darby

In the morning Lynx taught us how to use a compass and some survival skills for if your lost we also talked about how to use the stars to tell the directions.
When we got to the cascade gardens we split into groups and spread out. We all made maps to  and hid a coloured marker for the other groups to find. We used a compass to tell the direction (baring) and degrees and we used paces to mark how many steps to take. Lynx told us about your dominant foot and if you plan to walk in a straight line you need to choose a landmark or else you will end up walking in a circle.
The best part was getting to choose where you want to make your map and                                       using teamwork to get it done and working.
The most challenging part was making sure your compass is facing the right direction, keeping count on your paces and making sure it makes sense.
Knowing this skill is useful if you are hiking and get lost, because sometimes our phones don’t always have service!

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