Telling your Geoscience Story with Story Maps

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:00 PM EST | 1 hour
Series: Geoscience Online Learning Initiative
CEUs: 0.10

Communicating results of geoscience investigations to a diverse set of audiences will grow in importance in our 21st century world. Story maps are web mapping applications that provide geoscientists with the ability to combine 2D and 3D maps, audio, video, photographs, and narrative that can be shared with research colleagues, or the general public, and embedded in web pages and online presentation tools. This webinar will quickly give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make your own maps for telling your own story.

This webinar is great for any geoscientist who needs to communicate about their own research results, or hypothesis, or issue to their own organization, to a specific group, or to the general public; or is examining the "where" question and therefore has a need to show at least some of their research and data on maps.

Telling your Geoscience Story with Story Maps

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Resources to learn more

  • Browse the gallery of Esri StoryMaps
  • Join AGU's Sharing Science Community
    This online community provides members the opportunity to interact with other communication/outreach-interested parties, access to a library of over 100 scholarly manuscripts on the science of science communication, the opportunity to receive information and updates from the program, and more.
  • Learn more about how you can acquire important skills for a career in GIScience or Data Science by browsing the Career Compasses.

About Our Speaker

Joseph Kerski, PhD, GISP is the Education Manager at ESRI. He is a geographer with a focus on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in education. Joseph was the President of the National Council for Geographic Education and gave an invited TED Talk in 2018 on “The Whys of Where”. He has served as geographer in four major sectors of society, including government (with NOAA, the US Census Bureau, and the US Geological Survey), academia (with Sinte Gleska University, the University of Denver, and as MOOC instructor for Penn State University, Elmhurst College, and eNet Learning), private industry (as Education Manager for Esri), and nonprofit organizations (with roles in the National Council for Geographic Education, the American Association of Geographers, and others). He has worked with AGI for many years on the Global GIS project and Earth Science Week. Joseph has authored over 75 chapters and articles on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), education, earth science, physical and cultural geography, mathematics, fieldwork, teaching and learning, and related topics, and makes frequent presentations at conferences and university campuses. He is active in conducting professional development training for primary, secondary, and university educators. He has authored or co-authored seven books, including Interpreting Our World: 100 Discoveries that Revolutionized Geography, Essentials of the Environment, Spatial Mathematics, Tribal GIS, International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education, and the GIS Guide to Public Domain Data.

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CEU Credits

To earn CEU credits, please complete the associated on-demand GOLI course that was developed from this webinar with a grade of 70% or higher. You may then apply for 0.10 CEU credit. There is an administrative fee for the issuance of the CEU, and you can view the fee structure here. CEUs are awarded from the American Institute of Professional Geologists. The course is available in the GOLI course catalog at https://goli.americangeosciences.org.