ENGAGER – Skill Level: Two
Understanding Parks and Impacts through GIS
Objective: Learn about Geospatial Mapping (GIS/GPS)
Science Skills: GPS/GIS technology, Predict, Observe, Collect Data, Collaborate, Solve Complex Problems
Life Skills: Teamwork, Keeping Records, Cooperation
Preparation Activities: Review the Facilitator’s Guide and Youth Guide linked in “Explore More” for a complete list of activity requirements. Ask your Extension office for prepared project kits.
What You Will Need:
– Transparencies copied with grids
– Dry erase pens
A) Work as a team to design a park
B) Work as a team to solve a pressing community issue using geospatial data
Consider entering your park design in the National Science Experiment!
Finished this Activity?
Contact your local Extension Office for information about GPS equipment
4-H Maps Apps Facilitator Guide
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
It’s All Connected:
Intermediate Park Passport Booklet
Whatcom County Park Facilities