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Recreational Drones and STEM Education: Two Talks on July 19

Tune in to six short talks related to Recreational Drones and STEM Education on Tuesday July 19 via two 30-minute sessions!

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10:00-10:30am EST

Sensors and Drones: Connecting for Science
Lindsay Barbieri, UVM
Exploration of connecting & using earth monitoring sensors with recreational drones (carbon dioxide sensor, wind, thermal and imagery: RGB and near infrared camera and multi-spectral cameras)

Placed Based Learning: Pairing Satellite and Drone Data
Preston Lewis, NASA
Using the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server, you can pair your Drone collected data with NASA Earth System Science data to better understand what’s going on in your backyard (your schoolyard too)!

The Modern Blanket Toss: STEM Outreach in Rural Alaska with UAVs
Kirk Hogenson, ASF, University of Alaska
The Modern Blanket Toss is a program through which high school students perform experiments using unmanned aerial vehicles (Quad-rotor and Hexcopter UAVs), GPS tracking devices and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  to to perform experiments and activites that help their communities, such as search and rescue or charting sea ice.


11:00-11:30am EST

Droning in New Zealand: flying a DJI Phantom and generating 3D models from imagery
Sean Barberie, UAF
Lessons learned from a proven methodology where “small aircrafts answer big questions” easily duplicated in STEM education.

Drone Resources Catalog: Examples of Drone Activity in the Earth Sciences
Kush Bhakta, NASA (GSFC Intern)
This presentation will showcase the ESIP Drone Resource Catalog which attempts to document drone-based earth science projects and software within the drone community -and- describe the experience of implementing drones into undergraduate research from the perspective of a first-year college student.

Comparing drone cameras with instruments on polar-orbiting satellites
Presenter: Margaret Mooney, CIMSS
Recreational drones provide the perfect stepping stones for G6-12 students to consider undergraduate research projects or careers in remote sensing. This talk explores similarities and differences between aerial photography collected by drones and digital data acquired during satellite flyovers, including a very cool way to acquire satellite images via the SatCam app.

These short talks are part of the all-day ESIP Educator Workshop, held at the ESIP Summer Meeting July 19-22 in Durham, N.C. View the full workshop agenda.