Public Lab Research note

Workshop: Mapping the Africatown Connections Blueway

by stevie | September 22, 2017 20:56 22 Sep 20:56 | #14943 | #14943

Lead image thanks to THE CROWD & THE CLOUD,, supported by NSF, the National Science Foundation

Join us Saturday, October 21st for a hands-on workshop to explore the Africatown Connections Blueway and learn about low cost and accessible aerial mapping techniques.

When: Saturday, October 21st, from 11am-3pm

Where: Robert L. Hope Community Center (850 Edwards Street, Mobile, AL)

Other Notes: Participants should wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable for walking around outside. The workshop will include lunch for participants.

Goals of the workshops are to:

  • Educate and build environmental awareness by promoting stewardship and monitoring around the Blueway.
  • Share and celebrate the history of the area.
  • Motivate people, particularly the youth, to engage in science and the Blueway,
  • Think about advocacy related to environmental issues and the Blueway resources.

Outcomes for participants

  • Develop an understanding of community science and connect with others working on community science projects and thinking.
  • Learn about low cost, open source accessible mapping techniques using balloons, kites, and digital cameras.
  • Learn about the Blueway, and the history around the sites mapped.
  • Create maps of the site from the images captured using Mapknitter.

Partners in this event include:

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Read more about the Africatown Connections Blueway Project here and about historical Africatown on page 32 of this Urban Waters publication.


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