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Sunday, October 16 • 11:00am - 11:30am
GIS Educators Day Session. Students as Researchers: How Does Watershed Land Use and Biodiversity Effect Water Quality?

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AUTHORS: Seniors in Environmental Technology Vocational Major, Essex Technical High School

ABSTRACT: Essex Technical High School is a new merger of both traditional vocational education and agricultural education. In the environmental technology vocational major, we use our own 40 acre site as well as the surrounding parks and rocky shorelines to research topics ranging from water quality to climate change. Mapping with GIS is a core competency or skill for us, and a component in each year of our four years in high school. Our presentation today outlines our junior year GIS project which utilized the GIS data layers in MassGIS (watersheds, hydrology, land use, and biodiversity ) to define two very different watersheds As students, we enjoy learning with the combination of hands-on research, lab analyses, and GIS mapping to answer real questions concerning our local environments.

Sunday October 16, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
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