Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Presenter: Cassie Doty, Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory
Cassie Doty, faculty research assistant at the University of Maryland, will be presenting a webinar on FieldScope. During this presentation you will be introduced to the Mid-Atlantic Sustainable Schools – FieldScope (MASS-FS) resource. You will see how you can use it to promote your sustainable practices (“green”) efforts within the community; locate and communicate with other educators who might provide advice; and explore spatial patterns with your students. You will be provided with step-by-step guidance on adding your school or center to the map, uploading your sustainable practices data and updating the data as your work expands. You will also see how to explore MASS-FS to find other schools working on similar sustainable practices. Lastly, time permitting, you will examine several spatially-based questions associated with the sustainable practices data, such as the following: what regions of the Mid-Atlantic states lack data, what are the most common sustainable practices, and where does stormwater runoff from your school go?
Cassie Doty is a faculty research assistant at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, Maryland. She is the education coordinator for several teacher professional development projects; as such she regularly leads workshops on watersheds, local schoolyard investigations and geospatial technology for Chesapeake Watershed teachers, and helps develop related curricular materials. She holds a M.S. in Environmental Biology from West Virginia University and a B.S. in Biology from Wheeling Jesuit College, and has sixteen years experience as a professional environmental educator.