Project Profile

CoastLines

Description

CoastLines is a Comprehensive Project for Students and Teachers that is introducing fundamental concepts about information technologies (IT) to grade 7-12 schools. It is accomplishing this goal by involving teachers and students in using geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) to conduct scientific studies of coastal ecosystems in the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) network. To facilitate rapid deployment of GIS in schools, reach diverse populations that are underrepresented in the IT industries, and lay the foundation for sustained implementation of project strategies, CoastLines will leverage educational outreach programs conducted at three sites in the LTER network, including the Florida Coastal Everglades, Baltimore Ecosystem Study, and Santa Barbara Coastal sites. These sites will afford attractive coastal settings and exciting research scenarios to engage the hearts and minds of participants and provide concrete examples of how IT is used in professional practice.

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PROJECT DETAILS

Award Number
0737706
Project Duration
2008 - 2011
Category
Comprehensive
Organization(s)
Science Approach, LLC, Tuscon, AZ
Project Work State
CA
FL
MD
District of Columbia
Target Gradespan(s)
Middle school (6-8)
High school (9-12)
Geographic Location(s)
Rural
Suburban
Project Status
Expired
Additional Disciplines
Environmental Science - GIS/GPS
Additional Target Participants
Educators
Students