Welcome to the Westwoods WebQuest

The Westwoods trail system contains a remarkable 39 miles of trails on a large 1,200 acre watershed in downtown Guilford, CT. The varied terrain, and diverse geographic features, offer an exciting opportunity to investigate ecosystems by immersing oneself within them.

Your Adventure Begins Here!

This WebQuest explores two essential components of the Westwoods' watershed: the Great Swamp and vernal pools. During your adventure, you will explore food webs, watersheds, ecosystems and the effects of pollution on this cherished area.


Student Introduction:

There are five sections to this WebQuest.

  1. Introduction: An overview of the Westwoods WebQuest.
  2. Task: The challenge presented to you.
  3. Process: Detailed steps to assist you in accomplishing your quest.
  4. Evaluation: A rubric clearly identifying how your progress is measured.
  5. Conclusion: Suggested next steps
Proceed To: Introduction

Important Gear Notes

Permission Slip

If you are thinking about embarking on this adventure, you will need a sense of adventure, solid Internet browsing skills, a word processor, and a drawing program (paper and pencil will work).

Teacher News

Your gear is already packed.

This WebQuest includes a detailed lesson plan for teachers, and a rubric for student assessment. The activities are aligned with Guilford's 6th grade Science curriculum and the Common Core State Standards.

About me

I am graduate student at Boise State University enrolled in the Masters of Educational Technology program.