In honour of Earth Day on April 22nd, integrate maps and apps that explore our amazing planet. In this blog post, you will discover ArcGIS resources to use with your students and share with your colleagues.
This year’s Earth Day theme is “Invest in our Planet.” ArcGIS is a great tool to dive into this theme as it can help us to understand, analyse, visualize and make decisions about our world. This can be at a local, regional, national or global level.
Take a look at the resources we put together for this year’s theme.
How Green is your Neighbourhood
In this lesson, you will explore your neighbourhood/school block using a map to discover negative and positive contributors to climate change.
Discover Canada's biodiversity with the GIS for Wildlife Conservation lesson.
Marine Debris in the Pacific Ocean
Gain a deeper understanding of ocean currents, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and the impact of marine debris on humans and ocean ecosystems.
Story Maps and Apps
ArcGIS Living Atlas Indicators of the Planet provides a single point for finding some of the most timely information covering a variety of environmental and social topics. Each GeoCard updates using the Live Feeds methodology and provides additional resources such as links to contributors, maps, StoryMaps, and Learn ArcGIS lessons.
Celebrate Earth Day Every Day
This Esri collection of story maps covers topics related to our planet.
Explore stories about the planet in this Esri story maps collection.
New to ArcGIS Online?
If you are a K-12 educator new to ArcGIS Online, you can request an account for yourself and your students at k12.esri.ca/#access.
Explore the Esri Canada K-12 Resource Finder to find other resources for your class.
Check out the following beginner resources to get started with ArcGIS Online:
For Students – Enroute with ArcGIS Online