Workshop Materials

The Teacher Professional Learning workshop is a three-day, hands-on program. Workshop details are provided below, including information about and links to the web tools and resources used in the workshop as well as training materials provided to the participants.


General Information

Workshop Agenda → View Agenda

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

Workshop Documents, Links & Resources

Below are a number of web-based tools utilized in the Teacher Professional Learning workshop. Hands-on activity guides are also provided.

Instructor-led Presentations

View presentations slides (PDF).



Exercises & Field Sheets

Hands-on Exercises & Field Reference Documents:



Unit Lesson Plan



Instructional Videos

Because who doesn't like a good video.



Supplementary Content:

Articles and Reports:

Relevant CLEAR Webinars:

Polling Software - Poll Everywhere → Learn More



Websites & Online Tools

The links below will get you to all the web tools and resources covered in the workshop.


Welcome to the Anthropocene Story Map

An Esri story map showcasing evidence of human influences on our planet.

→ View Story Map


Connecticut's Changing Landscape

The Connecticut’s Changing Landscape (CCL) story map contains interactive maps that let the user explore various aspects of landscape change in Connecticut.  Created by CLEAR.

→ View Story Map

Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online (CT ECO)

Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online (CT ECO) is an interactive mapping site that showcases all available statewide data layers related to natural resources and the environment.  Created by CLEAR and the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

→ Visit the CT ECO Website


WikiWatershed Micro Site Runoff Model

The Micro Site Runoff Model allows users to change the three parameters controlling rainfall runoff -- storm size, land cover, and soil type – for a theoretical plot of land, thus allowing them to understand the interplay of these factors.  Created by the Stroud Water Research Center.

→ Go to Micro Site Storm Model


WikiWatershed Map My Watershed Model

The Map My Watershed Model allows users to explore the runoff quality and quantity in a given watershed or area of their choice.  They can also create scenarios with different land uses and/or conservation practices to see how those changes affect runoff.  Created by the Stroud Water Research Center.

→ Go to WikiWatershed

→ Go to Map My Watershed Model


State of LID Story Map

The State of Low Impact Development in Connecticut story map takes the viewer through the results of a statewide survey of the LID regulations in Connecticut towns, and the major factors either encouraging or discouraging the use of LID practices.  Created by CLEAR.

→ Go to State of LID Story Map


UConn Campus Green Infrastructure Tour

This story map is a tour of the Green Infrastructure or Low Impact Development (LID) practices on the main UConn campus in Storrs, including photos and explanatory video clips.  Created by CLEAR.

→ Go to UConn LID Tour Story Map


Other Online Resources

Check out these other helpful web tools and resources.

CLEAR Story Map Gallery

One-stop shopping for CLEAR story maps – there’s a few in here, besides the ones listed above, that might be of interest (bears, anyone?).  Created by CLEAR.

→ Go to Story Map Gallery


Ready-to-use educational modules that make use of the internet mapping technology ArcGIS Online.  Created by industry leader Esri.

→ Go to ConnectED

Esri Story Map Gallery

Hundreds of curated story maps on a wide range of topics.  Gallery created by industry leader Esri. Story maps created by GIS users.

→ Go to Esri Story Map Gallery

UConn Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC)

The UConn Map and Geographic Information Center.  The place to go for online historical maps, including the 1934 statewide aerial photos.  Created by the UConn Library.

→ Go to MAGIC


An online mapping tool that allows the user to delineate the watershed of any chosen point on a stream, and generate a map and some key information about that area.  Created by the US Geological Survey (USGS).

→ Go to CT StreamStats

Tools from the CLEAR NEMO Program

Rain Garden App: Free smart phone application with everything you need to build your own “rain garden” low impact development practice.
National LID Atlas: An interactive map of LID practices with examples from across the country.
LID Photo Gallery: Browse through photos of LID in Connecticut.

→ Learn about the Rain Garden App

→ Interact with the National LID Atlas

→ View the LID Photo Gallery




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