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.
Cost: $50 Through generous support from our members and funders, CBF is able to offer this $1200 per-person course to teachers for the significantly reduced fee of $50 and commitment to complete the final project.
Credit: Maryland teachers are eligible for 4 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for successful course completion. Virginia teachers are eligible for 45 continuing certification credit hours/points for successful course completion. Pennsylvania teachers are eligible for 50 Act 48 credits for successful course completion.Washington, D.C. teachers are eligible for 45 Continuing Education Hours (CEU’s) for successful course completion.
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