Finding Your Way

  • Grades 6-12
  • Grade 6 students will be challenged on an orienteering and GPS course at the Condie Nature Refuge. 
  • Grade 7-12 students will race through an orienteering and a map reading course located at Crooked Valley (private land in Wascana Creek Valley).  
  • Pre teaching and practice in the classroom with compasses is essential for this field trip. 
  • full day field trip
  • Condie is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair students can access Crooked Valley via the Outdoor Education cart.  

Related Documents:

Outdoor Field Trip Student Checklist
Finding Your Way Student Pacing Chart
Finding Your Way Pre and Post Information


Curriculum Connections  




Grade 6

Social Studies

DR6.3 Appraise the strategies that human societies have used to orient themselves within time and place in the natural environment.

Phys Ed

PE6.10 Apply controlled use of selected movement skills and variations (i.e., locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills) as well as safe and environmentally friendly behaviors while participating in a variety of alternative environment activities (e.g., skating, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, roping, cycling, hiking, kayaking, aquatics, tobogganing, orienteering).

Phys Ed

PE6.13 Analyze and apply safety guidelines and rules that apply to the target games, invasion/territorial games, and alternate environment activities to develop an appreciation of their impact on self and others.

Grade 7

Social Studies

DR7.1 Analyze and use various types of maps (that provide differing perspectives and information for differing purposes) in order to situate current issues in Canada, and in a selection of Pacific Rim and northern circumpolar countries.

Phys Ed

PE7.9 Utilize selected movement skills and combinations of skills (i.e., locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative) to participate in a variety of alternate environment activities (e.g., skating, cross-country skiing, swimming, snowshoeing, cycling, hiking, tracking, skateboarding, roping, canoeing, downhill skiing, orienteering).

Phys Ed

PE7.14 Examine, evaluate, and represent both the historical and present impact of Canada's Northern people on the development of movement activity options as a means of supporting the well-being of self and others.