Geographic Information System (GIS) technology is a powerful tool that students can utilize to see and understand patterns within data. Using map-making tools at http://www.arcgis.com/home/index.html, students can create maps by downloading data on this and other websites directly into their online map.
A detailed overview of GIS can be found here.
An example of the online technology can be seen by visiting our virtual boardwalk tour here.
Find lessons about GIS from Beidler Forest here.