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GPS Nature Quest: Becoming a Modern Day Indiana Jones

 

Dismal Swamp State Park Welcome Center

 

This is a real wiki!  Please create pages, invite others to use the wiki, and enjoy these resources.

 

 Once you have completed your GPS Nature Quest Training with your teachers at your school, please complete this Post Survey:

 

http://college.livetext.com/misk5/formz/public/25916/QMaBMybyzk


 

GPS Nature Quest Goals

 

North Carolina Fifth Grade Science Goal and Objectives

 

Animal Study

 

 

A Tree Study and GPS Scavenger Hunt

 

 

Tree Identification

(Name of Tree)

and

Location

Width of Tree                

Circumference    

Uses/     

Height     

Board Feet

Photograph of Leaf                           

Mystery  Tree A

 Sweet Gum (p. 54)

12"     

 3"1"

 

 55"

 

 

Mystery Tree B

 American Beech (P. 35)

 13"  

 3"6"

 

 

 57 bd. feet

 

Mystery Tree C

 Pin/Scarlet Oak (P. 57)  

 25"

 6"4"

 

 49"

 248 bd. feet

 

Mystery Tree D

 Atlantic White Cedar (P. 13)

 25"

 6"2"

 

 41.8"

 195 bd. feet

 

Mystery Tree E  Tulip Poplar  5.5"  2"'    32'  to small to cut  

 

 

 

A Podcast from Session 1

GPS Nature Quest.mp3

 

 

To view the following Photostory 3 GPS Nature Quests, you will need to download the following in this order:

1st - Windows Media 10 at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/10/default.aspx

2nd - download the free Photostory 3 at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=92755126-a008-49b3-b3f4-6f33852af9c1&DisplayLang=en

 

Session 1 Group - Animals Tracks and Signs -

GPS_Nature_Quest1_3.wmv

 

Session 1 Group - Tree Study -

Session 2 Group - Animals Tracks and Signs -

Session 2 Group - Tree Study -

 

Team 1

 

Team 2

 

Team 3

 

Team 4

 

Team 5

 

Session II- July 2008

 

Red Team 6

 

Yellow Team 7

 

Blue Team 8

 

Green Team 9

 

Orange Team 10

 

 

GPS Nature Quest Online Resources

 

Online resources for the following:

 

  • GPS and GIS
  • Geocaching, terra caching, and earthcaching
  • NC wildlife and plants
  • Classroom activities, lesson plans, geocaching website bookmarks

 

Print Resources

 

Books used during the workshop.  Books suggested by the Dismal Swamp State Park staff are also listed here.

 

 

Software and Multimedia Resources

 

Software and multimedia resource list.

 

A Trail of Pictures of Our Quest

 

 

Trainer Page

 

Resources to use during training the teachers at your school.  Feel free to add resources, tips and ideas.

 


 

Created for the ECSU and Golden Leaf Foundation GPS Nature Quest Workshop, June 2008 and July 2008 at the Dismal Swamp State Park.

"This project received support from the Golden Leaf Foundation."

 

May 28, 2008.

Creative Commons License

GPS Nature Quest by ECSU and Golden Leaf Foundation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

 

Updated: June 22, 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session I - June 2008

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