WHAT IS SCAPE?
SCAPE (Sustainable Communities and Place-based Education) is an environmental education project that combines online learning and field observations linked to living classrooms across the Colorado River Basin. Students and community members learn about human health threats that arise from pollution to the Colorado River System, STEM-aligned methods for measuring in-stream flow, and techniques for sampling water quality parameters and gathering indicator species to investigate potential sources of pollution.
THE COLUMBIA & COLORADO RIVER BASINS & OUR PARTNER SCHOOLS
The maps linked below provide various perspectives on the Columbia and Colorado River Basins and our partner schools. Click on individual “pushpins” or other features to access “pop-ups” with further information. You can also zoom the map and change the background “base map” by using the controls in the upper left of the map. Zoom to specific locations by entering an address or place in the dialog box at the upper right. Be patient the first time you load the map. It may take about a minute or so depending on your connection speed.
PROJECTED TEMPERATURE VALUES & RISE IN TEMPERATURE
Map below is created using ESRI’s ArcGIS Online mapping software. This test map includes a grid of projected temperature values showing projected rise in temperature between 1990s and 2070. Click on one of the small red markers. You should get a pop-up that shows projected temperature gain in Fahrenheit (e.g., GRID_CODE 5.68).
TESTING THE WATERS
NEWS & EVENTS
From Telluride Institute’s Environmental Programs.