Computer Summer Camp 2002
Students will explore the plant and animal biodiversity of a New Jersey
watershed by creating a web-enabled "Biodiversity Map". This clickable
interactive digital map will allow users to explore and learn about the
plants and wildlife present in the different ecosystems of the watershed.
During the camp, students will engage themselves in designing Biodiversity
using basic maps, text document images, sound and videos. They will learn
to use web skills to navigate and extract relevant information, and create
the green maps using processing software, Microsoft word, Microsoft
Powerpoint and internet web tools.
By the end of the camp, students will have learned how to use the tools
necessary to create the maps as well as acquire the basic problem solving
skills to discover meaningful environmental content to add to their maps
and how to design user friendly interface to access these contents. They
will also learn how to interact with their colleagues through team-based
problem solving techniques.
At the end of the two-week camp, students will have an opportunity to
present their maps to public officials as well as to the public. The best
"biodiversity map" will be selected and featured in the Watershed
5 web page sponsored by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
The camp will run at Rutgers University Newark campus from July 8th to
July 19th from 9:00am to 12:30pm. Refreshments will be served daily. For
information on how to participate, please contact Pamela Morgan at
(973) 733-8290 or email her at PEMorgan@aol.com.