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Forest Watch: An educational research program of the New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium
Forest Watch is a student-scientist partnership and education outreach program to study white pine health in New England. Primary and secondary students collect and process data on air pollution damage to forests near their schools, which is used by University of New Hampshire researchers, and compared with spectral data. These are then compared to tropospheric ozone data, beginning from 1991. Data spreadsheets for the student to enter forest biometric data and spectral curves are provided, as well as EOS-Webster satellite imagery, and GPS, ALTA, and Topo-Map activities forms. The student activities include forest stand assessment, laboratory assessment of damage symptoms, and image processing and data analysis of Thematic Mapper data around their school. There is information on teacher workshops and a message board.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Field activity
  • Services:
    • Message board
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
Subject:
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Forestry
Technical requirements:
Excel or Adobe Acrobat needed to access forest data.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-325
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Ryan Huntley
Complex Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire