Curricular Materials

Socio-Environmental Science Investigations


Socio-environmental science investigations (SESI) are a series of secondary level geospatial investigations that focus on social issues related to environmental science. The investigations focus on local problems and utilize fieldwork to gather data in a local setting. Students use the Esri Collector app to gather geo-referenced data outside their school. The student-collected data is then shared into a Cloud-based map service over the Internet. The collaborative data set is analyzed in, a Web-based GIS with interactive mapping visualization tools that students use to manage, query, and analyze geospatial data. Students use geospatial thinking and analysis skills for investigating geospatial relationships in the data in addition to critical thinking skills to synthesize, compare, and interpret information to solve problems in their local environment.  Curriculum is available at:


STELAR is not the author of these materials and cannot provide permission or access. For more information click the “Related Projects” link below.

Project Curricula Details

Cultural Relevance, Equity, and Diversity
STEM Content and Standards
Target Setting(s)
High school (9-12)
Target Participant(s)
Youth / students
English learners
Students eligible for free lunch or reduced-price lunch
Participants with disabilities
Additional Target Participants
English Learners
Students eligible for Free/reduced price lunch
Students with disabilities
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Environmental sciences
Additional Disciplines
Environmental Science - general
Environmental Science - GIS/GPS