Map Skills Activities available!

'Symbol Spot' guides

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Want to get out and explore Bedford or The Forest of  Marston Vale?

You can now learn a whole lot more AND keep the children entertained!

Symbol Spot is a way to get families out and understanding their local towns and country parks. 

What geology is there?

What about the History and Heritage? 

Pick up a booklet and some pencils and follow the guide!

Don't have to do it all in one go - come back another day!

Symbol Spot Bedford

Symbol Spot at the Forest of Marston Vale



Home Education Groups

X MArks the SPot

Looking for Home Ed Groups in the local Counties to help support your understanding and education of maps! 

Contact me for more information

Girl Guiding helpers

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I speak about my journey in Cartography, Geography and Geology at girlguiding meetings and then the teams help fill bags for X Marks the Spot Workshops.

if you would like me to give a talk to your group - please contact us!

Scouting

Greensand Country Map

I can help run sessionsfor the Navigation badge or anything to do with Maps. I also host careers talks about being A Cartographer and Geologist.

STEM & Art Days

Trig Pillars

Understanding about STEM and Art - how the subjects are reliant on maps for showing off information!

Cartography for STEAM

Mindfulness Mapping

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Map reading and making can be a therapeutic way of calming down. Looking at all the detail, colours, names and symbols. 

Creating your own master piece of Cartography is not only a great achievement but can also be a relaxing journey.

When people concentrate on colouring in or creating, it can bring the heart rate down..and people start to relax and unwind.

#MindfulnessMappingMonday

Contact Captain Alice for more information

Symbol Spot at place near you!

#GettingChildrenMapping

Symbol Spot is a way to get out into your local country park or town and find out more about it - its history and heritage, its biology, its maths, its geology and lots more!


Symbol Spot is for everyone! 

Sites so far offering Symbol Spot:

Symbol Spot at Marston Vale

Symbol Spot in Bedford town

Symbol Spot Ampthill Great Park

Symbol SPot on the Marston Line -Easter 2020

Symbol Spot Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre - Easter 2020


Check the Events page for Workshops near you!

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Symbol Spot for everyone!

What is Symbol Spot

Viewpoint Symbol for Symbol Spot

You can now learn a whole lot more AND keep the children entertained!

Symbol Spot is a way to get families out and understanding their local towns and country parks. 

What geology is there?

What about the History and Heritage? 

Pick up a booklet and some pencils and follow the guide!

Don't have to do it all in one go - come back another day!

Symbol Spot in the Town

A Pick up point for Symbol Spot Bedford

How many shops are symbols? 

What types of shops are in your town?

Who has a Symbol or sign? what are they? 

What's the oldest shop in your town?

Do you have roman ruins?

Where are all the banks?

Go and investigate your town!


Great for promoting your company too!

Symbol Spot at the Park

Child and Parent at FOMV

Get out into the fresh air and learn about your local Nature Reserve or Park!


What History, Science, Geography, Geology or 

Industry is there?


Learn to navigate around a trail! 


Map read to get to the next one!


Spend some great outdoors time together!