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The Obama Administration has issued a challenge to high schoolers in Great Lakes states. Sea Grant wants one of your students to win!

Competing in the Visualize Your Water Challenge or just plain interested in the ways technology can enhance our understanding of data? Sea Grant archived a webinar recorded via WebEx on January 26, 2016, and additional resources on the Center for Great Lakes Literacy website at Visualize Your Water Webinar Archive. The webinar will be available through March 1, the last day of the challenge.

Direct questions or comments about the material contained in the webinar to David Hart (dhart@aqua.wisc.edu), Cynthia Hagley (chagley@umn.edu) or Marte Kitson (mkitson@d.umn.edu) (Questions about the challenge itself should be addressed to vizurwater@epa.gov.

Not enough time to watch the 1.5 hour webinar? Check out one of these screencasts!

A Resource Out of Place Screencast (1 min, 51 sec)
This screencast of "A Resource Out of Place" developed by Landscape Metrics visualizes the role of nutrients on water quality in Lake Erie.
Cleaner Air, Cleaner Bay Screencast (1 min, 26 sec)
This screencast of the "Cleaner Air, Cleaner Bay" Story Map Journal developed by the Chesapeake Bay Program visualizes how air pollution affects water quality in the Bay.
SPARROW Mapper Screencast (2 min, 40 sec)
This screencast of the "SPARROW Mapper" for the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River basins developed by the U.S. Geological Survey visualizes the origin and fate of Phosphorus and Nitrogen pollution.

The University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute and Minnesota Sea Grant collaborated on the webinar, which includes tips on geography, data analysis and visualization, language, water quality and ArcGIS tools. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Department of Education, the Great Lakes Observing System, Esri and others issued the Visualize Your Water Challenge to engage the innovative spirit of high school students in national water quality issues.

Posted on January 28, 2016


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