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Tuesday, July 19 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Educator's Workshop: Testing & Polishing STEM Activities for Recreational Drones

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Fifteen educators selected through our application process will test and refine a range of activity ideas. Participants will make plans for facilitating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) investigations using recreational drones in clubs, classrooms, and / or science fairs. Participants will also learn about ESIP projects and initiatives that provide learners with opportunities to apply skills in acquiring and using data. AGENDA: 8:30 Welcome, introductions, ESIP overview & distribute assembled drones to participants 9:00 Participant-led intros to safety and documentation (Use B4UFLY app* and fill out a pre-flight checklist) 9:15 Drone Aerodynamics 1: Goal: controlled flight and simple maneuvers. New pilots will be paired with experienced pilots. 10:00 ESIP Education sampler sessions (Three 10-minute talks with connections to drones) 10:30 Meeting-wide Break 11:00 Three more 10 minute talks 11:30 Drone Aerodynamics 2: Running simple investigations Model best practices for safety and documentation (always). UAV payloads and / or other activities for novices; Image gathering challenge for experienced folks. Share all suggested activity sheets and invite exploration, input, and feedback. 12:30 Lunch 1:30 Drone Aerodynamics 3: off-the-shelf and miniature DIY sensors Take your skills to the next level. Explore and imagine new activities. 3:00 Discuss the most effective way to help educators remain motivated and engaged. Assign responsibilities for testing activities. Develop consensus on best practices for activity instructions. Outline timeline and milestones for e-book. 4:40 Evaluations & wrap-up

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LuAnn Dahlman

User Advocate, NOAA Climate Program Office
Editor, U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit. User Advocate for Climate Explorer and Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation. Ask me about how Cooperative, Collaborative Community Science could enhance NOAA efforts with on-the-ground mapping of flooding.

Tuesday July 19, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom
  Grand Ballroom, Workshop