The CTP workshop focuses on using free or low-cost web and mobile 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 install these apps and set up user accounts prior to the start of the workshop.
(note: if you are borrowing a mobile device, these will already be installed)
(note: it is okay if you do not have these items; if you need to borrow these items, please contact the CTP Program Coordinator):
The CTP team includes faculty and students from UConn's Department of Natural Resources & the Environment, Center for Land Use Education & Research, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Neag School of Education.
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.
The workshop introduces participants to a number of smartphone apps and web and mobile mapping tools. Participants may find it helpful to review this summary of the resources covered in the workshop.
The Conservation Training Partnerships workshop is very hands-on. Below are copies of the "cookbook" style exercises completed in the workshop, web and mobile app video tutorials and resources guides. Resource Guides are intended to provide additional information about an app or tool.
The freely available geospatial data from OSM can be used for creating paper and electronic maps, geocoding of address and place names, and route planning.
Seek allows curious naturalists of all ages to observe organisms (plants, animals, insects, etc.) with on-screen identification using computer vision based on data from iNaturalist.
Combine your maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content to create compelling, user-friendly web apps.
View all the past Natural Resources Conservation Academy projects in one place! Use the filter options to browse projects based on keyword/topic, program, project location and type of technology used.
Use our templates to brainstorm, plan & design your own custom-tailored Wildlife Monitoring, Trail Mapping, Invasive Plant Species or Water Quality conservation project. Prefer to think outside the box? Use our Choose Your Own Adventure template!
An ArcGIS StoryMap showcasing community conservation projects from past Natural Resources Conservation Academy participants and the geospatial tools and technology used to enhance project outcomes.
Fill out this short form to provide a summary of your CTP project so we know what you accomplished. It will magically autogenerate a poster of your project that you can then customize and edit with photos and other graphics.
Learn about the different ways GIS is important to conservation.
Watch this instructional video and borrow our recording equipment to become an expert in bat acoustic monitoring!
If you have any questions about the CTP, please feel free to contact: Nicole Freidenfelds, CTP Program Coordinator