COUNCIL of OUTDOOR LEARNING CoOL Toolkit: PLAN - Map
What is CoOL? The Council of Outdoor Learning (CoOL) is an initiative of the Environmental Education Alliance (EEA) that focuses on the design, development, use, and sustainability of outdoor learning environments on school campuses. CoOL provides tips and techniques for those who want to create outdoor classrooms or learning stations, hosts an annual symposium to share resources and strategies for teaching outdoors, curates a collection of outdoor learning activities that are integrated with state standards, and provides professional learning workshops, resources and webinars for teachers and non-formal educators
Map-Making The first step in creating outdoor learning spaces is map-making. Maps can identify the location of key existing features and proposed improvements. An annotated map can be used as part of the Outdoor Learning Master Plan, reflecting ideas and priorities garnered from school faculty and families. Here are three options for getting started in map-making.
Make a map and calculate area with Google Earth Pro
Go outside and make a Baseline / Offset Map
Go online and make a Zee Map No account or sign-in required. Maps can be created from csv spreadsheets Just click here for directions