ArcGIS Students Create Interactive tours

ArcGIS Students Create Interactive tours at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park!

Camping ImageAn exciting new opportunity that gets students outside while they gain valuable career-building skills is underway.

Hiking ImageThe California Environmental Technology Education Technology Network and its grant program: Teenage Geospatial Action, has recently partnered with the California State Parks on the North Coast to develop ArcGIS interactive online “Story Maps” to be featured on the websites of individual park units. These maps are interactive and will provide visitors an online “tour” that they can preview before they visit.

Laptop ImageThe project started at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park during the summer of 2015. So far, Story Maps have been completed for three trails by students at Trinidad Union School. After learning the GIS basics in the classroom students camp out while learning to use GPS units to collect data points. Students then take digital photos and help write about the significant features at each trail location. If you plan to visit Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, click on the link and preview the trails you might want to visit.

If you are interested in participating in this program please contact:
Marc Epstein, Director,
California Environmental Technology Education Network
Sacramento, California (916) 366-9532