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GPS Nature Quest: Becoming a Modern Day Indiana Jones


Dismal Swamp State Park Welcome Center


This is a real wiki!  Please create pages, invite others to use the wiki, and enjoy these resources.


 Once you have completed your GPS Nature Quest Training with your teachers at your school, please complete this Post Survey:




GPS Nature Quest Goals


North Carolina Fifth Grade Science Goal and Objectives


Animal Study



A Tree Study and GPS Scavenger Hunt



Tree Identification

(Name of Tree)



Width of Tree                




Board Feet

Photograph of Leaf                           

Mystery  Tree A

 Sweet Gum (p. 54)







Mystery Tree B

 American Beech (P. 35)





 57 bd. feet


Mystery Tree C

 Pin/Scarlet Oak (P. 57)  





 248 bd. feet


Mystery Tree D

 Atlantic White Cedar (P. 13)





 195 bd. feet


Mystery Tree E  Tulip Poplar  5.5"  2"'    32'  to small to cut  




A Podcast from Session 1

GPS Nature Quest.mp3



To view the following Photostory 3 GPS Nature Quests, you will need to download the following in this order:

1st - Windows Media 10 at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/10/default.aspx

2nd - download the free Photostory 3 at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=92755126-a008-49b3-b3f4-6f33852af9c1&DisplayLang=en


Session 1 Group - Animals Tracks and Signs -



Session 1 Group - Tree Study -

Session 2 Group - Animals Tracks and Signs -

Session 2 Group - Tree Study -


Team 1


Team 2


Team 3


Team 4


Team 5


Session II- July 2008


Red Team 6


Yellow Team 7


Blue Team 8


Green Team 9


Orange Team 10



GPS Nature Quest Online Resources


Online resources for the following:


  • GPS and GIS
  • Geocaching, terra caching, and earthcaching
  • NC wildlife and plants
  • Classroom activities, lesson plans, geocaching website bookmarks


Print Resources


Books used during the workshop.  Books suggested by the Dismal Swamp State Park staff are also listed here.



Software and Multimedia Resources


Software and multimedia resource list.


A Trail of Pictures of Our Quest



Trainer Page


Resources to use during training the teachers at your school.  Feel free to add resources, tips and ideas.



Created for the ECSU and Golden Leaf Foundation GPS Nature Quest Workshop, June 2008 and July 2008 at the Dismal Swamp State Park.

"This project received support from the Golden Leaf Foundation."


May 28, 2008.

Creative Commons License

GPS Nature Quest by ECSU and Golden Leaf Foundation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.


Updated: June 22, 2008.
























Session I - June 2008

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