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

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

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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.

Websites & Online Tools

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

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Welcome to the Anthropocene Story Map

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

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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.


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.

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WikiWatershed Runoff Simulation Model

The Runoff Simulation 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.

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WikiWatershed Models

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.

Map My Watershed Model

Explore the WikiWatershed Toolkit

CLEAR Story Maps

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.

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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.

Other Online Resources

Check out these other helpful web tools and resources.

Story Maps

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.



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


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.

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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.



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).


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.

American Biology Teacher: Resources By Lesson Days

The resources listed below are similar to the resources listed above on this page, but are organized by lesson days in the Human Impacts on Local Water Resources curriculum unit.

Days 11-12: Revisiting Models

Extending the Unit: EcoJustice

Extending the Unit: Low Impact Development

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