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Our office is moving in July!

NOTE: June 30, 2022 will be the last day we will be open so we can pack and move.

Research projects and community programs scheduled outside of our physical office will continue as planned. If you need to reach us, email us ( or leave us a message on our voicemail, (360) 778-5806, so we can respond to you as soon as possible.

We will open at our new location on July 18th at: 600 Dupont Street, Bellingham, WA

Park Patrol – Engager: Skill Level Two

Park Patrol
Natural Resources Stewardship Logo

ENGAGER – Skill Level: Two

Using GPS on a trail
Using GPS to build maps


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!