The River Journey Project will be presented at the ESRI Education GIS Conference this June. Each year, ESRI (the large geographic information system or GIS company), holds a user conference for those working with its products. One part of the conference is focused on the use of GIS in K-12 and higher education and is a chance for teachers and students and others that support GIS education to share project application experiences and new resources.
Abstract: In River Journey, Minnesota high school students
explored how their school’s kitchen sink is interconnected with their region by
following their tap water along upstream and downstream water infrastructure to
its source and destination at the Mississippi River. Over the year, and across
the curriculum, they created online story maps about their journey and the
river’s value. This presentation
considers how GIS complemented fieldwork, and enhanced narrative-aesthetic
understandings of place.
Title: River Journey: High
School Story Maps for Art-led Environmental Education
Title: River Journey: High School Story Maps for Art-led Environmental Education