Watershed Visualization

Come fly with us through the Verde River watershed! Under a new NSF Geosciences Education Program grant, we are developing a 3-D visualization of the Verde watershed. The watershed, located northeast of Phoenix, is the first focus area for a series of visualizations that are being developed as an educational tool for grade 8-12 classrooms. The goal of this tool is to educate students about basic hydrologic processes and important watershed concepts. The narrated fly-through will foster an understanding that goes beyond static maps and graphs. It features animated sequences and decision-making opportunities at various points in the upper and lower watersheds, making visible otherwise unseen processes, and creates a link for students to actually see the impacts of their own city on the changing watershed. A DVD-based visualization will be offered to teachers and students in conjunction with the WATER Kits program.

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