Workshop Agenda

Monday, July 17

8:30 Introductions and Goals

9:00 Distribute and mark drones and materials
Charge drone batteries 
Discuss safety and civility 
Tour of your drone features

9:30 Ground School and Basic Flight Maneuvers

10:00 Practicing UAV Pilot Skills

Skills to master:

  • Take off, hover (adjust fine tuning for stationary hovering), and land.
  • Fly forward and back, left and right.
  • Spin clockwise and counterclockwise.

10:30 Taking photos and videos with your drone

  • Flight and photo practice.
  • Follow a set course around the room.

11:00 Discussion: What skills and resources do you need to use your drone for STEM learning?

Roadcheck Monday

11:30 Adjourn for the day. Homework: Take some fun pictures with your drone!

Tuesday, July 18

8:30 Good morning! Upload and share pictures from your drones with the group.

9:00 Small groups work through classroom-ready learning activities

10:00 Guest Speaker, via GoToWebinar:

Lindsay "Bar" Barbieri, PhD Student in Natural Resources, University of Vermont
Presentation: Drones, From First Step to Science

10:45 Introduction to sensors: 
What environmental variables can we measure with lightweight sensors? 
Experiment with sensors.

Roadcheck Tuesday

11:30 Adjourn for the day

Wednesday, July 19

8:30 Sharing cool and useful stuff

8:50 Overview of 3D imaging

9:15 Refine / Design / Customize a learning activity for use with your learners

10:30 Incorporate your activity into a post-workshop action plan.

11:00 Sharing of action plans and activity ideas

11:30 Adjourn -- End of Workshop Evaluation

 

Workshop Materials

Workshop Materials

Workshop presentation

Instruction Manuals:

FAA info on drones:

  • Getting started
  • Know before you fly
  • Learn more about drones and wildfire https://www.nifc.gov/drones/outreach.html

Drones in STEM Learning Materials:

UAV learning activities developed by ESIP & UCAR

More resources from 2016 workshops: UAVs in STEM Education - Using drones for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) investigations resources

Making 3D imagery:

Where to fly in Albuquerque (based on July 7, 2017)

Note: It is the UAV pilot's responsibility to follow the rules set by the parks, etc.

Maloof Air Park

8500 81st NW.

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Maloof Air Park is open to all remove control and control line modelers who adhere to the rules and regulations of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA).

http://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/open-space/facilities/maloof-air-park

 

Arroyo del Oso Park

7001 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

7 a.m. until 3 p.m. M-F, when soccer players or other scheduled activities are not present.

https://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/parks/prescription-trails/87109/arroyo-del-oso-park

Videos on learning to fly

Example Movie

Carol with Drone_MOVI0000 (Converted).mov (Quicktime Video 8.7MB Jul17 17)

Example Photo