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

Additional Resources
Raindrops & Ranges Tutorial

Effective Climate Change Education (Appendix)

Google Maps  and

Google Earth Pro App

Esri GIS Instructional Materials

In Step with STEM Resources
Soil Surveys and Vegetation Maps

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services Soils

Soil Information for Environmental Modeling and Ecosystem Management

USGS Land Cover Data Viewer

National Land Cover Database

Comparing Rain Gauge Data with Historical Data

Search keywords: “Make a Rain Gauge.” Information can also be found at

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

NOAA Climate Data Online Search

NOAA Reusable Climate Maps

NASA Earth Observatory

Esri GIS Instructional Materials

NWF: Effects on Wildlife and Habitat

WILD Work Job Profiles and Videos

United States Department of Labor: Cartographers

I Want Your Job: Cartographer

Career Advice on becoming a Cartographer by Simon D

GIS Specialist

YouTube Day in Life Geographic Analyst Computer

Day in the Life: GIS Analyst

GIS - Cartographic Specialist student testimonials

Exploring Careers: GIS and GPS

Computer Professional

Using Computers: Types of Computer Careers

Science Buddies: Database Administrator


What can you do with geography?

United States Department of Labor: Geographer

Land Surveyor

Why a Surveyor

Surveying - A Life Without Limits

Land Surveyor: Thinking of Entering the Land Surveying Career Field?

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Land Surveyor

Your Career as a Land Surveyor

United States Department of Labor: Surveyors