Changes [Oct 01, 2018]Switches
Activity: Choosing the Path of Least Elevation
Given Topographic Maps of the finger Lakes Choose a route for a canal between the southern tips of the five Finger Lakes
Activity: I Spy
Identify and Document (Digitally) various Landscapes As Seen from, the Canal
Activity: Eye in the Sky
For a given Topographic Map of the Erie Canal System Create Google Earth View Image to represent the same 7.5 Minutes
Activity: The Old Swim'in hole
Digitally Document Lakes Ponds and streams that lie within 1 Miles of the Canal
Activity: We are NOT LOST!!!
Maintain the Navigation Log for an Entire 7.5 Minute Topographic map Segment Noting Land Marks and Navigational Aides Along the Way.
Activity: I See You
Collect and Digitally Catalog Life Forms From the Canal and Adjoining Water Ways
Activity: One Fish Two Fish
Catch Document and Release Fish documenting Species, Location Time and Water Conditions, and Bait Information
Activity: I don't Spiders or Snakes
Digitally Document Various Snakes and Reptiles along Erie Canal Tow Path
Activity: Look! Up in the Sky! Its A ...
Capture and Document Digital Images and Sounds of Birds Along the Canal
Activity: Be Very Very Quiet I Hunting ...
Set out and Collect Trail Cameras Along the less active areas of the Canal. Then Document critters "Caught"
Activity : Is this Poison Ivy
Collect and Catalog Plant Life Near the Waters Edge and Below the Surface.
Activity: If She Floats She's a Witch?
Calculate the Maximum Buoyancy of the Boat
Activity Under Pressure
Calculate the Pressure at the bottom of various bodies of water along the Canals Path Where no depth information exists, create a method of determining the depth first.
Activity: Are we there Yet
Calculate the Velocity of the Boat in a Variety of Units Including knots and Arc Seconds Per Hour
Activity: I'm so Attracted to You
Using a topographic map and Magnetic Orienteering Compass Complete a Hike through an uninhabited region of the canal.
Activity: My God! It's full of stars
Document Visible Constellation Planets and Moons of the Night Sky Along the Canal
Activity: I Think we're Falling
Using the Drain Rate of a Lock Calculate the flow down stream of the Lock water
Activity: ... Sonar Contact ... Los Angeles Class
Using Garmin Equipment Create a high Resolution of the Map of the Bottom of the Canal as it flows through a Natural Water way.
Activity: Rain Rain Go Away
Using Weather Radar track a thunderstorm As it crosses New York State
Activity: Video Killed the Radio Star
Use the VHF Marine Radio to Request Lock Through or Bridge Passing
Activity : " I see Eagles"
Blog about the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge
Activity: Is that dueling banjos I hear?
Explore by kayak one of the connected streams then compare and contrast the natural river portions to the man made sections of the canal.
Activity Adopt a trail
Join a team to pick up trash along the canal trail. Documenting the items and weight of materials picked up.
Activity: Visit to the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge
Visit the Refuge and write a blog about your experience. Then comment about 3 other blogs.
Activity: Now that's a big bucket of water
Using topographic maps and navigational charts compare and contrast three lakes in direct contact with the canal system.
Activity: Speaking of Cartesian Coordinates
Reviewing the rules concering graphing data, using spread sheets and various coordinate systems