Geoinformatics meets education for a peat bog information system

Autor(en): Michel, U.
Fiene, C.
Plass, C.
Stichwörter: E-learning; Education; Geographic information systems; Geomedia; GIS; GPS; Information systems; Mapping; Multimedia; Peat; Remote Sensing; Research; Web-mapping; Web-mapping, Animals; Wetlands, Students
Erscheinungsdatum: 2010
Journal: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volumen: 7831
Within the project "Expedition Bog: Young researchers are experimenting, exploring and discovering" a boginformation- system is developed by the Department of Geography (University of Education Heidelberg, Germany), the Institute for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing (University of Osnabrueck, Germany) and the NABU Umweltpyramide gGmbH. This information system will be available for schools and to the public. It is supplemented by teaching units on various topics around the bog via an online platform. The focus of the project, however, is the original encounter with the bog habitat. This is realized by a GPS scavenger hunt with small research tasks and observations, mapping and experiments. The project areas are the Huvenhoops bog and the Lauenbruecker bog in Rotenburg in Lower Saxony, Germany. Equipped with a researcher backpack, GPS device and a mobile bog book by means of a pocket PC, students can discover different learning stations in the project bogs. In our areas the students can learn more about different topics such as "the historical memory of the bog", "water", "peat moss and other plants" and "animals of the bog". Moreover small inquiry research projects can be executed. Experimenting on site helps students to develop important scientific findings and increases their curiosity and enthusiasm for nature. It also promotes a number of other basic skills such as literacy, language skills, social skills or fine motor skills. Moreover it also fosters the development of a positive attitude to science in general. The main objective of the project is to promote sustainable environmental education, as well as the development of environmental awareness. This will be accomplished through the imparting of knowledge but also through experiencing nature with all senses in the context of original encounters. © 2010 SPIE.
Conference of Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications ; Conference Date: 21 September 2010 Through 23 September 2010; Conference Code:83246
ISBN: 9780819483485
ISSN: 0277786X
DOI: 10.1117/12.864989
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