Thursday, February 7th, 4:30-5:30 CST. Linking Schools through Interactive Digital Mapping (required; 2 hours; please sign in at 4:15pm central time). Steve Laubach, watershed education specialist, EPS Staff.Webinar on using the Earth Partnership Google Maps Digital Network. The rise of interactive Web applications such as Google Maps has significant, and largely untapped, implications for schools. In this activity, teachers will learn how to place a site marker, photos, and quantitative data on Earth Partnership’s shared Google Map and Google Spreadsheet. When used with students, this information can be compared across schools for a watershed perspective. As the database becomes established over several years, students can also examine changes over time at multiple sites and become involved in community decisions about water quality.

Presenter Bio
Steve Laubach is completing his PhD in science education and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a watershed education specialist for the UW Arboretum's Earth Partnership for Schools program. Steve previously taught biology and environmental studies at Aldo Leopold's high school alma mater, The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, where he regularly provided outdoor earning experiences for students. A sixth generation Wisconsinite, he is currently completing a book to be published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2014 on the history of the Leopold Memorial Reserve, home to Aldo Leopold's beloved Shack.
Steve with son Noah (7) and daughter Aurora (4) at the beginning of "The Ledges" in northern Wisconsin where the Brule River approaches Lake Superior

Please print the following document, which will be referred to during the presentation

Important Note: For this webinar you will need to have two internet browser windows open at the same time - one for the webinar and one for the digital map account that Steve will ask you to sign in to (instructions included in printout and explained in webinar). Alternatively, if you have two computers, or can sign out a second one from your site's digital media center if available, it is easiest to watch the webinar on a laptop and then open an internet browser on the other computer.

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