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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford


Expanding GPS Mapping Resources for Community Development

The GPS Mapping and Environmental Education project is a community partnership-based teaching project intended to provide students at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with applied learning experiences to create an environmental education application for smart phones. During the fall 2013 ATP term, a team of Pitt-Bradford faculty and students, in collaboration with the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau, the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce, the McKean County Conservation District, and faculty in the Bradford Area School District, built a free-for-use trail "app" to provide self-guided, multi-media environmental trail tours for the general public and coordinate-based, STEM-specific hands-on lesson plans for area schools for use on the four-mile Richard McDowell Trail in Bradford, Pennsylvania. This proposal builds on the 2012 ATP project by expanding the mapping process (which focused on McKean County) to Bradford.


2013 Presentation

2013 Final Report

2013 Trails Flyer

Contact Information:

Dr. William Schumann
Visiting Instructor
Social and Behavioral Sciences Division
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701
Telephone: 814-362-7620


Previous Conference Participation:   2012    2011   2010

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