Start: 9:00 am ... End: 4:30 pm
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Global Positioning Systems (GPS) has vastly changed the way that we work and play in the outdoors. The use of GPS as a navigational aid, a tool for biological monitoring and resource management and for recreation has become nearly ubiquitous. But developing the skills to use GPS safely and effectively is important and takes practice. This one day workshop will explore the many uses of GPS from basic navigation to biological research to recreational geocaching. We’ll also explore how GPS can be used in conjunction with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to make a variety of maps.
MARK ANDREW CONBOY B.A., M.Sc. (candidate), QUBS Operations and Research Assistant
Mark is a biologist and naturalist with a wide range of interests including birds, butterflies, odonates, trees and ferns. His masters research at QUBS involved GPS and GIS to map territory and habitat overlap among species of closely related wood-warblers. Mark’s effective and humorous teaching style has been honed as an interpreter/naturalist at Presqu’ile Provincial Park, an active trip leader with the Kingston Field Naturalists club, and an occasional speaker in academic and public settings. He recently received an excellence in teaching award from the Queen’s University Department of Biology Student Council. Mark’s breadth of experience living and playing outdoors makes every outing an exciting adventure.
The workshop will be held at Queen’s University Biological Station, located near Chaffey’s Lock, about 50 km north of Kingston, Ontario. Driving directions can be found | here |.
The fee for the workshop is $60.
THINGS TO BRING
- appropriate clothing (we’ll be going out doors rain or shine)
- hiking boots
- sunscreen and sunglasses
- insect repellent
- pencil and notebook
- hand held GPS UNIT IF YOU HAVE ONE