HS Students study how fallen trees change EcoPreserve habitat

HS Students study how fallen trees change EcoPreserve habitat

July 10.

As part of the 4H Summer Science Program, the EcoPreserve hosted nearly 20 high school students for a day of GIS mapping of fallen trees impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The objective was to teach the students how geographic information and global positioning system technology could be used in a hands-on ecological field study. Students recorded the type, size and geocoordinate location of the fallen trees to add to the database that Principles of Natural Resource Management students started last fall. Samsung donated the use of computer tablets and GPS-enabled smart phones for the activity.
The event was covered by NJ Channel 12 and the Star Ledger to read/see more go to:
http://newjersey.news12.com/features/sandy/campers-at-rutgers-study-how-sandy-s-fallen-trees-change-habitat-1.5664127

and http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2013/07/teens_map_trees_sandy_science_camp.html

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