Designed for educators watershed-wide.
Among the world's diverse ecosystems, the Chesapeake Bay estuary is one of its most dynamic and complex. Decades of data collection and improvements in measuring capabilities have made it possible for physical and chemical changes to be documented and understood. During this course, you and your colleagues will get hands-on with one of the latest and most powerful technologies that is on the forefront of these advances —Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Using software that is freely available to all professional educators, we will use GIS mapping software to connect observations we make outdoors to real world applications— like measuring shoreline erosion, plant species distribution, identifying point and non-point source pollution, and countless other options. After this course, you will be able to return to your institution with a fresh knowledge of GIS technology, create an ArcGIS institution account, and tackle seemingly complex learning objectives with more powerful observation tools with your students.
Length & Location: 5 days total at CBF's Karen Noonan Memorial Envrionmental Education Program.
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