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Communication Arts class proposes trail map

December 20, 2016

Chadron State College students enrolled in Relational and Family Communication (CA 450) present their trail map and guide of Northwest Nebraska to the Dawes County Travel Board at the Bean Broker, Dec. 6, 2016. (Photo by Conor Casey/CSC) Chadron State College students enrolled in Relational and Family Communication (CA 450) present their trail map and guide of Northwest Nebraska to the Dawes County Travel Board at the Bean Broker, Dec. 6, 2016. (Photo by Conor Casey/CSC)

CHADRON – Students enrolled in Communication Campaigns (CA 450) taught by Dr. Shaunda French recently proposed a trail map and guide the class designed of Northwest Nebraska to the Dawes County Travel Board and members of the Crawford community.

Half of the class presented the map to members of the Crawford community Monday, Dec. 5, at the Crawford Community Building while the remaining students presented to the Dawes County Travel Board at the Bean Broker Tuesday, Dec. 6.

The map shows trail routes, camping sites, tourist activities and numerous other activities in Northwest Nebraska. The goal for the project was to design a readable and attractive map that also addresses the interests of visitors to Northwest Nebraska, according to French.

The student presentations in both communities were intended to help identify funding for the project, while also learning valuable skills in map making and communication, French said.

French believes the project will serve dual purposes.

“The purpose of this activity was for the students to get hands-on experience and also help out the community who needs a map for this area.The benefit is that this map will eventually be professionally printed and handed out to tourists,” French said.

—Conor P. Casey, Graduate Assistant

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