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Gallery Walk

After every adventure, it’s important to review your experience. This is a chance to discuss what went well and what you would like to change for your next adventure. Gallery Walk is a fun and creative way to reflect on your adventure by setting up prompts around your meeting space and responding to them. What did you think of your adventure?

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Plan

  • What materials do you need for this adventure review?
  • How can you Leave No Trace on this adventure review?
  • How will you divide up the group?
  • How will your Section share the reflections of each small group?

Do

  • Set up three or four prompts relating to your adventure in stations around your meeting hall. These can be photos from your adventure, gear items that you used or even something plain that you don’t think much about—like a coin or a pen that relates to your adventure. If you don’t have photos, you can draw pictures of different parts of your adventure.
  • Circulate around the meeting hall in small groups, reflecting on your adventure in light of the prompt at each station. Take two or three minutes at each station before rotating.
  • Record the thoughts you shared at each station, and then share each group’s thoughts as a Section.

Review

  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • What unexpectedly came up from these prompts?
  • Would you use this approach for review again in the future? Why or why not?
  • What would you do differently next time?

Keep it Simple

  • Get active and turn this into a game! Rather than putting prompts up on the wall, write them down and put them into a hat. Have everyone stand in the middle of your playing area and designate one side as “agree” and the other as “disagree.” Make sure that your playing area doesn’t end at a wall, because running towards a wall isn’t safe! Have someone read one of the prompts aloud, then run to the spot for agree or disagree, depending on how you feel!

Take it Further

  • Have everyone create an art piece about your adventure. It could be a comic, a sculpture, a painting, anything. Review your piece with the rest of your group – what does your piece say about your adventure? Is what you’re saying something the others agree with?