Community Remote Sensing: The NatureMapping Program Biodiversity Inventory Project
In the Beginning...
IGARSS, July 25-30, 2010
First National Annual Meeting, May 11-14, 1998
Our first Newsletter, April 1995.
Botanists race to record Arboretum species in Seattle's first bioblitz
By Melissa Allison, The Seattle Times, May 23, 2010
Bleary-eyed botanists trudged along the trails of Washington Park Arboretum on Saturday in a quest
for every tree, herb and escaped garden plant they could find that is not part of the official collection.
in the GAPs: Citizen Scientists Monitor Local Biodiversity
by Julia Cechvala,
posted on October 14th, 2009 on earthzine.org
There are 3 online articles for NatureMapping on Edutopia (George Lucas
NatureMapping Takes Kids -- and Technology -- Outside and
into Active Learning
A Week in the Life of the NatureMapping Program
Third-Party Assessment of NatureMapping
Dvornich, K. and D. Hannafious. 2007. Students and Farmers Become Citizen Scientists. ArcUser Online, January - March, 2007.
NatureMapping: Young Students Learn Science Through Field Studies.
Series of "How to" lessons and videos as pre-cursor to NatureMapping Activities.
Awakening Inquiry: Observing and Recording Nature and CD of photos and materials for the lesson plans.
Lahti, M.E. and D.D. Beck. 2008. Ecology and Ontogenetic Variation of Diet in the Pigmy
Short-Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma douglasii). Am. Midl. Nat. 159:327–339.
Windschitl, M., G. Koehler, and K.M. Dvornich. 2007. Field Investigations in School Science: Aligning Standards
for Inquiry with the Practices of Contemporary Sciences. School Science and Mathematics 107(1), 382-390.
Galloway, A.W.E, M.T. Tudor, and W.M. Vander Haegen. 2006.
The Reliability of Citizen Science: A Case Study of Oregon White Oak Stand Surveys.
WILDLIFE SOCIETY BULLETIN 34(5):1425-1429.
Cassidy, K.M., C. E. Gruea, M. R. Smitha, R. E. Johnson, K. M. Dvornich, K. R. McAllister, P. W. Mattocks Jr., J. E. Cassady and K. B. Aubry
2001. Using current protection status to assess conservation priorities.
Biological Conservation Volume 97, Issue 1, 1-20.
Tudor, M.T., K.M. Dvornich. 2001.
The NatureMapping Program: Resource agency environmental education reform, Journal of Environmental
Education, 2001, Vol. 32, No. 2, 8-14.
Dvornich, K.M., K. Brooks, J. Garner, and M. Tirhi (2002).
Long-term Implementation Strategies for Biodiverse Lands.
GAP Analysis Program Bulletin (11), 51-52.
Dvornich, K.M. 1998. The NatureMapping Program's First Five Years. GAP Analysis Program Bulletin (7), 33-35.
Dvornich, K.M., M. Tudor, and C.E. Grue. 1995.
NatureMapping: Assisting management of natural resources through public education and public
particpation Wildlife Society Bulletin, 23(4):609-614.
Ryken, A.E., P.Otto, K. Pritchard, and K. Owens. 2009. Field Investigations: Using Outdoor Environments to Foster Student Learning
of Scientific Processes, Pacific Education Institute, 130 pp.
Kathryn I. Frank, 2000, "Connecting with nature: A study of the effects of the NatureMapping Program on its grade school participants,
their schools and their communities", Master's thesis, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, Eugene, OR:
University of Oregon.
Erin Heidtke, 2004, "The study of vegetation inventory methods for NatureMapping:
A citizen science based program", Department of Geography
and Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Lynna Marie Kaucheck, 2004, "A survey of biological monitoring programs in the United States
that involve K-12 students as monitors", Department of Science and Math Education, Florida Institute of Technology
Brooks K., K.M. Dvornich, M. Tirhi, E. Neatherlin, M. McCalmon, and J. Jacobson. 2004.
Pierce County Biodiversity Network Assessment
August, 2004. Report to Pierce County Council, Pierce County, 146 pp.
Planting the Seeds, Volume 1, 2007-2008 A Collection of Senior Culminating Projects compiled by the
Pacific Education Institute.
Gig Harbor (2005)
Lower White River (2006)
City of Pacific (2007)
City of Auburn (2007)
Lower White River (2006-2007)
Seattle Audubon (1995-2004)
Crescent Valley (2007)
Chase Middle School students produced annual newspapers that were distributed to 2,000 residents in their community.
This is an example of their work.
Watershed Gazette, Spring 2000. Chase Middle School NatureMapping Students. Vol.3 No.1.
Select stories individually in Glenrose
Watershed Gazette Stories
A general overview of The NatureMapping Program
The NatureMapping Program and Research
The NatureMapping Program and Communities
The NatureMapping Program and K-12 education