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Iowa Map Contest 2020 – Entries due 5/13/2020

Just wanted to put out a reminder that the Iowa Map Contest is still going on. It’s a great opportunity for students in grades 4-12 to learn how to tell a story about Iowa’s special places using a story map. Also there are great prizes – $100 and a chance to go to the national map contest.

If you need help getting started, visit the official website and please read the earlier post for more details or send us an email.

Earth Week 2017: Story Maps

Another way to connect with our world this Earth Week is to experience an ESRI Story Map.  Story maps use maps, map animations, photographs, sounds, and video to tell compelling stories on all sorts of topics.  The lastest maps on the Story Map website are beautiful and interactive applications for storytelling.  

This month’s featured Story Map is called Embattled Borderlands.  It begins by asking the question, “Will the border wall strike a fatal blow to one of the most imperiled wild regions in North America?”  It tells the story of the US-Mexico border, taking participants to various locations along the border. The Story Map explains the unique ecosystems and creatures located along the border and how creating an intensified artificial barrier in this region could potentially impact these areas. There are also a series of vignettes about how human intervention has already had a negative impact on the land.  This Story Map is filled with brilliant photography.

To experience this Story Map for yourself visit: https://storymaps.esri.com/stories/2017/embattled-borderlands/index.html