Monday, July 6, 2015

Thank you to Participants and Guests!

Thank you to the wonderful class of participants in this Mapping the Journey with GIS workshop. We hope the workshop was helpful to you. We were inspired by all your creative ideas for applying the skills you learned in your own work. Please let us know if you would like to share news or results of your projects on this website.

Thank you also to the guests who provided their expertise as we tried out integrating GIS into place-based, experiential, environmental education: Lyndon Torstenson, who works with Educational Partnerships at the National Park Service, and  Gustavo Castro, Water Resource Specialist, who works with stewardship grants at the Capital Region Watershed District.

The Mapping the Journey Team
Len, Meg, Scott, Jonee, and Sarah

Thursday, June 18, 2015

CEUs will be offered!

We just confirmed that we will be able to offer 24 CEUs for teachers taking the course.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Story Map Examples & Sneak Preview!

SNEAK PREVIEW - Click HERE to view story map
In the workshop participants will learn how to create a story map as part of experiential place-based environmental education. Here's a sneak preview of a story map from the River Journey project which will be used as a case study. This is the first of a suite of story maps that was created throughout the year and will be unveiled at the celebration of learning on graduation day. This story map shows the the students' reflections as they traveled the path of interconnection between their school's kitchen sink and the Mississippi River.

There are all varieties of story maps on line to provide inspiration and serve as models. Explore the searchable story map collection at the ESRI Website HERE. If you go in to their Gallery, you'll find collections organized by:
  • Architecture and Design

Friday, April 17, 2015

Registration is Open!

Learn to use GIS in support of your place-based, experiential environmental education! See the workshop information flyer and register soon to reserve your spot. We anticipate this workshop will fill quickly.