Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2020: Undergraduates Develop Job Skills by Creating Interactive Software for Reserve Visitors - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative), https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/47701.

Item Identification

Title: Undergraduates Develop Job Skills by Creating Interactive Software for Reserve Visitors - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Short Name: Undergraduates Develop Job Skills by Creating Interactive Software for Reserve Visitors - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017-09-01
Abstract:

This project supported the development of new, innovative visitor displays at three national estuarine research reserves. Guana Tolomato Matanzas, Mission-Aransas, and Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserves partnered with University of Delaware students to produce educational, gesture-controlled computer games installed on interactive screens in each reserve’s exhibit hall. Participants explore the dynamic nature of estuarine systems as they navigate situations involving plants, animals and people that draw from recent research at the reserves and illustrate common issues faced by estuaries across the country. The games offer visitors interactive learning opportunities and encourage stewardship by exploring actions individuals, families and communities can take to promote ecosystem resilience. This science transfer project was funded by NOAA through the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative to promote the use of science. It did not produce any new data.

Purpose:

The visitor's centers at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas, Mission-Aransas, and Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserves previously had largely hands-off exhibits with limited interactive components. This project improved visitors' experiences, understanding, and engagement with locally relevant science and estuarine conservation. At the same time, it offered undergraduate students at the University of Delaware's software engineering program real-world experience with game design to prepare them for a competitive workforce.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

This project was handed over from Kenneth Rainier to a new PI: Maggie Pletta, Delaware NERR, Margaret.Pletta@delaware.gov

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > EDUCATION/OUTREACH > INTERACTIVE PROGRAMS > STAND ALONE
None educational games

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Delaware NERR
None Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR, FL
None Mission-Aransas NERR, TX

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 596167
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address: jeremy.cothran@gmail.com

Originator

CC ID: 596168
Date Effective From: 2016-06
Date Effective To: 2018
Contact (Person): Rainer, Kenneth
Email Address: kenneth.rainer@dep.state.fl.us

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 596166
W° Bound: -75.49
E° Bound: -75.36
N° Bound: 39.105
S° Bound: 39.055
Description

Delaware, DE NERR

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 2

CC ID: 886026
W° Bound: -97.3
E° Bound: -96.75
N° Bound: 28.32
S° Bound: 27.82
Description

Mission-Aransas, TX NERR

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 3

CC ID: 886025
W° Bound: -81.39
E° Bound: -81.15
N° Bound: 30.18
S° Bound: 29.59
Description

Guana Tolomato Matanzas, FL NERR

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 596165
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2016-06
End: 2018-12

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 598354
URL: http://www.nerrssciencecollaborative.org/project/Rainer16
URL Type:
Online Resource

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47701
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2017-10-31 15:33+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-06-09 17:08+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2020-06-09
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2021-06-10