Event Dates: The Challenge closes on March 1, 2016
Event location: Watch the archived webinar to learn about the Challenge
Intended Audience: High school educators (and their interested students)
The challenge, Visualize Your Water, asks students to create compelling visualizations about nutrient pollution in the Great Lakes using geographic information system (GIS) software in conjunction with water quality data collected through Federal, state, and local efforts. Through this challenge, the administration seeks to encourage career-oriented skills and environmental stewardship. High school students enrolled in grades 9-12 in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York are eligible. This applies to public, private, magnet, charter, and home school students.
The University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute and Minnesota Sea Grant partnered to offer a free webinar supporting those interested in accepting the challenge. The webinar covers how to use ArcGIS tools to create the type of interactive story maps that just might win the challenge’s Grand Prize*. The webinar also includes helpful tips on geography, data analysis and visualization, language, water quality and more.
Look under For Educators to learn more. View the archived webinar.
Target audience: High school educators (and their interested students)
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