Product: Watershed Classroom and Data Lab
Product URL: https://watershedclassroom.opennrm.org/
Watershed Classroom and Data Lab Learning Platform
Watershed Data Lab provides schools with web-based tools to easily incorporate data science and watershed into existing NGSS curriculum. Data management, geographic information systems, cataloguing, programming, experimental design, field data collection techniques and protocols are all skills needed by our future workforce and can be learned using standard concepts like watershed science. The core components of the WDL platform include visual catalogs (for images, videos, documents), a mapping application (for learning GIS, viewing data and map features), wiki (for definitions and references), a data services engine (for aggregating and using public data) and data analysis tools. Schools can use education modules and user templates for teaching data science fundamentals, collecting and analyzing data, making assessments and telling stories. The extensive and flexible content management system allows schools to retain and archive valuable content while also safeguarding the security and privacy of students from external online threats. The WDL platform fosters student inquiry into the natural world that enforces key principles of data management and analysis environmental sustainability and natural resource management, while fostering environmental stewards from a young age.