The CTP workshop is a two-day hands-on classroom and outdoor field experience that teaches teen and adult participants about the practical approaches to conservation through the use of mapping technologies. At the workshop, teams of teen and adult participants collaborate to create interactive maps using smartphone GPS applications and geo-referenced web data surveys that can be used for scientific field data collection. Participants practice using these mapping and web tools in the field during various environmental field activities. Time at the workshop is also spent developing and tailoring local conservation projects to each team's interests and time availability. CTP workshops are held around the state each year, so find one near you!
Due to the uncertainty involving COVID-19, we are being flexible with our 2021 workshop plan.
We hope to offer two hybrid workshops this summer - with the first day in person on location and the second day virtual. If a hybrid format does not feel safe as we approach mid-June, we will change the format to fully virtual.
But fear not! No matter the format, participants will still receive training from expert UConn instructors on how to apply tools and technology to address local conservation issues.
If you have any questions about the CTP, please contact: Nicole Freidenfelds, CTP Program Coordinator