Create digital maps to explore interrelationships among rainfall, vegetation, and wildlife species.

Additional Resources
Raindrops & Ranges Tutorial

Effective Climate Change Education (Appendix)

Google Maps 
https://www.google.com/maps  and https://www.google.com/earth

Google Earth Pro App
https://www.google.com/earth/download/gep/agree.html

Esri GIS Instructional Materials
http://education.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html
 

In Step with STEM Resources
Soil Surveys and Vegetation Maps

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services Soils
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/soils/survey/geo/?cid=nrcs142p2_053998
https://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/

Soil Information for Environmental Modeling and Ecosystem Management
http://www.soilinfo.psu.edu/index.cgi?soil_data&conus

USGS Land Cover Data Viewer 
http://gis1.usgs.gov/csas/gap/viewer/land_cover/Map.aspx

National Land Cover Database 
http://www.mrlc.gov/nlcd2011.php

Comparing Rain Gauge Data with Historical Data

Search keywords: “Make a Rain Gauge.” Information can also be found at https://www.theecologycenter.org/resources/build-a-rain-gauge/

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
http://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/map/cag/#app=cdo

NOAA Climate Data Online Search 
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/search

NOAA Reusable Climate Maps 
http://www.climate.gov/maps-data

NASA Earth Observatory
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/GlobalMaps/view.php?d1=TRMM_3B43M&d2=MOD13A2_M_NDVI

Esri GIS Instructional Materials
http://education.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html

NWF: Effects on Wildlife and Habitat
www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Threats-to-Wildlife/Global-Warming/Effects-on-Wildlife-and-Habitat.aspx

WILD Work Job Profiles and Videos
Cartographer

United States Department of Labor: Cartographers http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/cartographers-and-photogrammetrists.htm

I Want Your Job: Cartographer http://www.independent.co.uk/student/career-planning/getting-job/i-want-your-job-cartographer-933846.html

Career Advice on becoming a Cartographer by Simon D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrhmYiAqp0k

GIS Specialist

GIS Specialist http://www.calmis.ca.gov/file/occguide/geogspec.htm

YouTube Day in Life Geographic Analyst Computer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL9FFeHXJP0

Day in the Life: GIS Analyst https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rokWdaGc3u4

GIS - Cartographic Specialist student testimonials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAlpfz9M_Ts

Exploring Careers: GIS and GPS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7tK9CjRmIo

Computer Professional

Using Computers: Types of Computer Careers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV6OpNBryuQ

Science Buddies: Database Administrator
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/science-engineering-careers/Genom_databaseadministrator_c001.shtml#whatdotheydo

Geographer

What can you do with geography? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mj8MTWZX4M

United States Department of Labor: Geographer http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/geographers.htm#tab-1

Land Surveyor

Why a Surveyor http://www.beasurveyor.com/why-a-surveyor

Surveying - A Life Without Limits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-QufqAeFyM

Land Surveyor: Thinking of Entering the Land Surveying Career Field? http://study.com/articles/Land_Surveyor_Thinking_of_Entering_the_Land_Surveying_Career_Field.html

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Land Surveyor http://lifehacker.com/career-spotlight-what-i-do-as-a-land-surveyor-1747354734

Your Career as a Land Surveyor http://www.surveypath.org/

United States Department of Labor: Surveyors https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/surveyors.htm