Students draw a map of the laboratory on which they locate a variety of items: media and other chemicals, other supplies, reference books, equipment, safety equipment, and biohazard disposal stations. The activity allows students to be comfortable in the laboratory space very quickly. They can find supplies for themselves more efficiently and act more responsibly in keeping the laboratory in order. They are also more aware of safety issues. The same kind of mapping activity could be used for the detailed geography of an outdoor field site.