Photograph courtesy National Park Service
Get familiar with the ecosystems and geography of the Barataria Preserve using an online GIS.
Using the National Geographic FieldScope tool, students explore the human and biological features of the Barataria Preserve and its surrounding landscape. Then they investigate map layers of this landscape and analyze human-environment relationships within it.
Students explore biodiversity, research species of interest, and use the National Geographic FieldScope tool to predict where those species would live in a wetland ecosystem.
Students learn about hydrology, explore the hydrological features of a landscape in National Geographic's FieldScope tool, and apply their knowledge during a role-playing activity about natural resource management.
Students explore the physical and social characteristics of the Mississippi River through Internet-based research and an interactive map to measure and analyze the river's geography. They compare these methods of investigation to understand the benefits of different types of learning resources.
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Encyclopedia of Life
Find a treasure trove of resources to learn about the organisms that call the Barataria Preserve home.
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