Water data: access and application for place-based education
Thursday 11:30am-1:30pm UMC Aspen Rooms
Poster Presentation Part of Large Data Set Portals and Teaching Resources
Emily Geosling, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc
Jon Pollak, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc
Diana Dalbotten, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Hydrology is in itself a multidisciplinary field spanning an array of Earth Science and Engineering fields. Water data comes in many forms from many sources; the CUAHSI Water Data Center operates a platform which makes all time-series water data accessible in a centralized catalog used by multiple university research projects while interfacing with large data repositories from federal agencies. Using tools such as these allows teachers to create science curriculum around data that is relevant to their own locality and approach education that encourages students to investigate the water processes that most impact their own environments. By organizing sample modules and creating a manual for teaching place-based and data-driven water science education, CUAHSI is developing resources to help utilize water data resources in a way that engages teachers to provide data analysis exercises designed to support systems thinking and promote multidisciplinary education and research.