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12. Data Collection Protocols

Purpose:
NM at a glance The Data Collection Protocols for NatureMapping are not a structured process of collecting field data. The Protocols are simply the correct way of reporting data to the NatureMapping Program.

NatureMapping Activities #2-11 were designed for students to learn the skills necessary to complete the data collection form properly for submission to the NatureMapping Program.

Materials needed:

Teacher’s Guide:

  1. Print NatureMapping at a Glance and the Data Collection Protocols and make copies for each student.
  2. Explain to the students, that this is a review of the attributes with the students.
  3. Use the following examples of completed data collection forms and have the students assess their accuracy:

data collection form practice

 

data collection form practice

 

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Definitions

Protocols - rules determining the format and transmission of data


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