Workshop Materials

 

The Conservation Training Partnerships workshop is a two-day, hands-on program. Workshop details are provided below, including information about the mapping applications and websites used in the workshop and training materials provided to the participants. Smartphone apps should be downloaded to devices before arriving at the workshop.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Laura Cisneros, NRCA Program Coordinator

Before You Come

The CTP workshop focuses on using free or low-cost smartphone apps for collecting field data including GPS waypoints, tracks and photographs and digital survey or field forms. Data can then be displayed in a online web mapping tool like Google Maps. Apps and web tools used in the workshop are outlined below. Participants should download these apps and set up user accounts prior to the start of the workshop.

Technology requirements for workshop:
1. An Apple smartphone or tablet OR an Android smartphone or tablet - please let us know if you need a loaner
2. A laptop - please let us know if you need a loaner
3. A Google account (free)
4. Track Kit user account (free - set up in app or on website)

On your device:
5. Track Kit App - Download for Apple iOS devices ($2.99) or Android devices (free)
6. EpiCollect5 App - Apple iOS devices (free) or Android devices (free)

Additional considerations for workshop participants:
- Don't forget your device, pack your power cords
- Dress for weather
- Write down your passwords!

Workshop Documents, Links & Resources

Poster Templates

Agenda and Technology Overview

The Conservation Training Partnerships workshop is a two-day training that introduces participants to innovative, user-friendly mobile mapping tools and online mapping technology that can be utilized to study and address local conservation issues. Check out the workshop agenda. The workshop introduces participants to a number of smartphone apps and web mapping tools. Participants may find it helpful to review a summary of the resources covered in the workshop.

Workshop Activities & Technology Resource Guides

The Conservation Training Partnerships workshop is very hands-on. Below are copies of the "cookbook" style exercises completed in the workshop. Resource Guides are intended to provide additional information about an app or tool.

Natural Resources Conservation Academy Story Map

A story map showcasing community conservation projects from past NRCA participants and the geospatial tools and technology used to enhance project outcomes.

→ View Story Map


Connecticut's Changing Landscape Story Map

Explore 25 years of land cover and land cover change through an interactive story map.  

→ View Story Map

→ Hands-on Activity


Using the Track Kit Smartphone App to Collect GPS Data in the Field

Smartphone App for Apple iOS and Android devices. Collects waypoints, tracks and media.

→ Reference Guide

→ Hands-on Activity

 

Collecting Better Field Data with Epicollect5 - Digital Forms and Online Data

Smartphone App for Apple iOS and Android devices. Allows user to design custom data collection forms, collect standardized field data along with location information and media.

→ Reference Guide

→ Hands-on Activity

 

Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online (CT ECO)

Online maps and information about Connecticut's natural resources. Includes static maps, interactive web maps, and GIS map services.

→ Reference Activity

→ Visit the CT ECO Website

 

NRCA Participant Forum

Find more resources, communicate with workshop leaders, instructors and other participants in the NRCA Google Community! Follow this link to view the Community and Ask to Join in on the conversation!


 

If you have any questions about the CTP, please feel free to contact: Laura Cisneros, NRCA Program Coordinator

 

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