High school students in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed are invited to become part of the Visualize Your Water Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other partners.
Visualize Your Water is an exciting challenge that will equip high school students with new technology skills and help to broaden their understanding of nutrient pollution issues. Students will submit their best, most innovative visualization that tells a story about nutrient pollution in a local waterway.
The Challenge seeks to engage the innovative spirit of high school students in the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay watershed states to create compelling visualizations about nutrient pollution using GIS software and water quality data collected by federal, state and local efforts.
How do teachers get involved? This challenge is an opportunity to bring GIS and water quality education into the classroom! Teachers can use this challenge in or out of the classroom, and provide students the opportunity to engage (singly or in teams) with an important environmental issue (water quality) and a robust technology for visualization and analysis (GIS).
Where To Begin?
The Getting Started Guide provides students and teachers with resources and instruction on how to use digital mapping technology to prepare submission and how to enter the Visualize Your Water Challenge.
The U.S. Geological Survey, Minnesota Sea Grant, Wisconsin Sea Grant, Center for Great Lakes Literacy, Great Lakes Observing System, and the National Geographic Society, with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Education are also partners in this initiative.Visit the Visualize Your Water Challenge webpage for all the details.