In 2018 students embarked on a Geo-Inquiry Project that addressed the question, "How can we make water more accessible and reduce plastic waste in our parks and schools?" Not only did students make news, they made the world a better place. 

As part of students' Geo-Inquiry Process, they mapped where water was in our community and created an Esri Story Map. Take a look through the students' writing, research, map, and proposal to our park and school district to help promote water while reducing plastic waste. 

This film was produced by 6th grade students for the City of Elk Grove's Integrated Waste Division. It is one of several students have researched, written, storyboarded, filmed, and edited as part of a multi-year educational campaign with the City of Elk Grove's Integrated Waste Division.

 

This and several other films are curated in the City of Elk Grove's Video Library and help fill an authentic need: to educate residents and businesses in the City of Elk Grove and to help our city's integrated waste department comply with educational outreach provisions in California laws on commercial and residential organic and mixed recycling. 

This film was produced by 6th grade students as part of a project based learning experience exploring middle school students' reading habits. The driving question was, "How can we as student filmmakers encourage our peers to read more?" 

This is a 60 second film I submitted to Esri School Teacher Video Challenge to showcase how my students are learning to use ArcGIS Online as well as Survey 123 and Esri Story Maps.

This film was produced as part of the National Geographic Certified Educator process. At the same time, it showcases a Geo-Inquiry Project completed by students and is featured on the National Geographic Geo-Inquiry website

This film was written, storyboarded, filmed, and edited by students. It tells the behind-the-scenes story of the making of an educational film on how to safely package and transport household hazardous waste for our City of Elk Grove Integrated Waste Division. 

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