Geospatial 101 | 2016

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Geospatial 101: GIS in the CloudGeospatial 101
June 22nd-24th | July 6th-8th | 
August 8th-10th

All offerings of Geospatial 101 will provide an introduction to geospatial tools, such as GPS, GIS and remote sensing. Local data collection projects and local data sets will be mapped, with the promise of making "relevant" GIS available to all classrooms. Topics will include lessons using a borrow-able set of GPS devices, and also cover GPS capability of smart phones and borrow-able set of smart tablets. Teachers will be provided with ready-made easy lessons that promote spatial literacy and use GIS technology in any classroom. Content and activities will be focused towards elementary and middle-school classrooms, although adaptations for older students will also be discussed. All activities will utilize ArcGIS Online in a web browser, which can be used on both PC's and Macs.

Day 1: introduction to GPS & GIS, using online maps, GPS navigation, data collection and mapping
Day 2: exploring data using maps, ArcGIS Online accounts, collecting data with smartphones/tablets
Day 3: fun GPS activities, finding and adding data layers to maps, creating maps with digital images

All NH K-12 teacher participants will receive a $300 stipend 

Non-credit: Free
CEU: Free (1 credit through Keene State College)
Credit: $223 (1 credit undergrad or grad through Keene State College)

Four Geospatial 101 workshops to choose from:

Option A: Finding Your Way in the Forest, Contoocook, NH
Date/time: June 27-29, 8:30am to 4:30pm (rescheduled from June 22-24)
Local focus: forests, forest types and land use
Registration is closed
More info: Bob Woolner 

Option B: Mapping on the Ocean's Edge, Durham, NH
Date/time: July 6-8, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Local focus: seacoast and shoreline areas
Registration is closed

More info: Shane Bradt []

Option C: Really Keene!, Keene, NH
Date/time: August 8-10, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Local focus: vernal pools
Registration is closed
More info: Lara Bryant []

These workshops are supported by funds from the NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program Research Infrastructure Improvement Award # EPS 1101245 and funds from the GeoPriSM - a Math-Science Partnership program of the NH Department of Education.