Geospatial Technologies

Welcome to the online support for the GIS Camp & Follow-up Student Course Online

Geospatial Technologies for the Environmental Studies Classroom

Summer Course for Alaska Teachers and High School Students

August 6-10, 2012 in Seward, Alaska


* Create unique maps with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)          

* Explore the local landscape           

* Learn to navigate using GPS receivers

* Complete hands-on science labs


WHO:  High School teachers of science, geography or technology AND 2 students from their school community (from their classroom in the Fall 2012)


COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This integrated geospatial technology and environmental science course introduces educators and students to geospatial tools for use in their school community.   Participants will learn the history, use and functionality of geospatial technologies (GPS, GIS, RS) with hands-on labs.  Students will experience environmental science topics within the local landscape of Southeast Alaska.  Topics of study may include:  glaciation, cultural migration, oceanography, hydrology, estuaries, coastal succession, forestry/logging, geothermal studies, alpine systems, rainforests, streams, tidal systems, climate change, modern economics.  Participants will complete an integrated project on-site in Seward during the August classroom experience and field trip that will serve as an exemplar for their community based project to be completed upon return to their home school community.  Educators will complete integration plans and join a professional network of technology integration leaders across Alaska.

CREDIT:  High School Students receive one semester science credit & Teachers receive 3 UAF credits, GEOG 595


Katie Kennedy, Education and Outreach Coordinator, UA Geography Program

Denyse Hurst,  Environmental Studies Teacher , Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Kathryn Keranen, ESRI National  Teacher

Dr. Patricia Heiser, UAF Assistant Profession of Geography

Community Leaders and Content Experts

POTENTIAL SIDE EXCURSIONS:   Fox Island, Exit Glacier, Seward Sealife Center, Local Sites

  Email questions to: / 907-465-8578