Initial Publication Date: January 3, 2020

Webinar: Teaching About the Water Cycle with Data-rich Water Resources Activities

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET


Becca Walker (Mt. San Antonio College)
Beth Pratt-Sitaula (UNAVCO)

This webinar is part of the NAGT Webinar Series. Learn about other NAGT Webinars >>

Webinar Description:

Knowing where water is coming from will play an increasingly important role in our warming and changing Earth. Give your undergraduate students an opportunity to analyze a wide variety of water-related data sets from reflection GPS snow depth and SNOTEL to gravity satellites and groundwater wells.

This webinar introduces instructors to Eyes on the Hydrosphere: Tracking Water Resources teaching module from the GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) project. During the module students not only learn to increase their data analysis skills, but gain experience in tying the measurements to societal water use and needs. Case studies are taken from the Rocky Mountains (snow/surface water dominated) and Great Plains (rain/groundwater dominated) and then the module culminates in students exploring data sets and water issues from their own region.

The module is appropriate for a wide variety of undergraduate intro- and mid-level Earth and environmental science courses.



GETSI-EyesOnHydrosph-webinar-slides-final.pptx (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 114MB Feb27 20)

Webinar Goals

At the end of this webinar, participants will know more about:

  1. A breadth of different geodetic and traditional methods and data sets related to measuring water resources
  2. Strategies to engage students in studying the water cycle, water resources, and societal needs
  3. How to access the GETSI (GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues) teaching resources