EEASC is kicking off a new initiative to reach out to Environmental Communicators. These are folks working to get environmental messages out to the general public.
We are excited to announce our first event, A Story Map Workshop, on Monday, February 24 from 10am-noon at ITology on Gervais Street. We think story maps (described below) can offer an exciting new way to reach out to our audiences.
We have a few spots lets. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you can attend, and we will send more info.
Story Maps are web applications which combine digitized, dynamic maps with other story elements (i.e., title, text, video, legend, popups, and other visuals) to help the creator effectively convey a message. There are a variety of templates available for use depending on the type of story you want to tell.
I am very excited to help you all learn how to create your own Story Maps! The process is, for the most part, very user friendly (even for non-technical audiences!). I feel that this new technology could be quite valuable to formal and informal educators alike. Although I may be a bit biased as a graduate student in geography, I believe that stories really come alive when given a spatial context (i.e., put on a map).
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