Part of the GPS/GIS program will involve students learning to use GPS technology while at the Francis Beidler Forest (FBF) as well as on their school campus.
Once students are familiar with how latitude and longitude coordinates mark unique points on the globe, the next phase of the program will involve students using their school computers and free GIS reading software to analyze FBF-supplied species-sightings and research data.
Where do Prothonotary Warblers nest? How large are their territories? Why are some much larger than others?
Why are Brown Water Snakes not seen on the western half of the boardwalk...
...when Eastern Cottonmouths can be seen all around the boardwalk? What are the habitat preferences for the two snake species?
Let us know if your school would like to participate in this technology-based program!
Maps created by Mark Musselman