As part of their annual “River Day,” over 100 students from Saint Stanislaus Elementary School in Winona came to GeoSpatial Services’ Prairie Island location to learn about orienteering. The group of fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-graders spent a half-hour at both the compass navigation and GPS navigation stations. To help them understand how to use a compass, students had to move from one spot to the next with only a bearing and a number of paces. At the GPS navigation station, students encountered a scavenger hunt where they were given clues to find outdoor-related treasures using their GPS unit.

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