Michelle Kinzel


San Diego Mesa College

MIchelle Kinzel holds an M.S, in Geography from Oregon State University , and a B.S. in Biology from San Diego State University. Her graduate work included research on 'Using Geovisualizations in Education' http://marinecoastalgis.net/michelle09 and the completion of a Graduate Science Certificate in GIScience.  She currently creates curriculum and training materials for educators and conservation workers.  She teaches GIS, Remote Sensing and Physical Geography at San Diego Mesa College http://www.sdmesa.edu/students/academic-programs/gis/ and Southwestern College in San Diego, Ca. 

Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects

Activities (2)

The Amazing Race Geocache part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This hands on activity sends participants along a pre-determined course, using handheld GPS units, clues, and math skills to search out visual locations. Students compete in teams using basic functions of a Garmin GPS unit and georeferenced data classified according to clues to find a finish line, complete with prizes.

Swimming in Oil: The Impact, Aftermath and Alternatives to Oil Spills part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Michelle Kinzel, San Diego Mesa College Summary This activity introduces students to basic functions and features of ArcGIS software and explores principles of a GIS and data set manipulations, using observational ...

Courses (3)

GIS 120 Introduction to Remote Sensing part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Courses
GISG 120 introduces students to the basics of remote sensing applications, characteristics of remote sensors, electromagnetic radiation and its interactions with remote sensing media, visual interpretation of aerial imagery, digital image analysis and remote sensing applications in academic disciplines and professional industries. Students of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) who wish to explore collection of environmental data and imagery from remote platforms and explore the basics of visual interpretation, digital analysis and application of remote sensing in industry and academia.

Introduction to Remote Sensing part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This course introduces students to the basics of remote sensing, characteristics of remote sensors, and remote sensing applications in academic disciplines and professional industries. Emphasis is placed on image acquisition and data collection in the electromagnetic spectrum and data set manipulations. This course is designed for geographic information systems (GIS) students interested in imagery analysis.

Conservation GIS part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
This course is designed to prepare conservation workers and scientists how to acquire, organize and manipulate geographic information using GIS technology. Course material includes concepts and skill mastery useful in the integration of GIS in conservation research and management planning.


Michelle Kinzel part of Cutting Edge:Affective Domain:Workshop 07:Workshop Participants
Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University What are the key issues related to the role of the affective domain in teaching geoscience that you would like to engage at the workshop? The key issues I would ...

Events and Communities

Course Design '06 Participants

New Geoscience Tools 2008 Participants

Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Teach Geoscience in the 21st Century Participants

2010 Workshop: Teaching Geoscience Online Participants