Last weekend, I hosted a great educator workshop! We spent two days exploring the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center while learning about story maps. Teachers had the opportunity to collect data using GPS units; move and organize that data into a Google Sheet; use that spreadsheet to create a unique map in ArcGIS online; and, finally, use that map as the foundation for a story map. It was awesome!
Most of the twelve participants had very little experience with GIS. They walked away having created their very first map. And it wasn't just the participants that learned. While working our way through the story map building process, I picked up a lot of new skills and information that I was not aware of. Isn't that what all good workshops should do?
I hope to repeat this workshop again, perhaps in the northern part of the state. There was a lot of demand from the Flagstaff area.
I have attached a copy of the workshop agenda.