Walking tour of tree biodiversity at Ridley Creek State Park


In Fall 2007, the honors scholars enrolled in EARTH 100H/STS 200H engaged in a community outreach project that utilized the new digital technology available on campus. Nearby, Ridley Creek State Park has a multi-use trail with 48 numbered trees. To assist with the Park's educational objectives, the students created an audio walking tour enhanced with photos that can be downloaded on an iPod for visitors to the park. For people at a distance that are unable to come to the Park, a virtual tour in Google Earth was created to share information on Pennsylvania's tree biodiversity to a much larger audience.

Download the podcast here for iTunes and your iPod.

If you do not have an iPod, view online the same m4v file that will play on an iPod, or view the virtual tour in Google Earth. Note that to utilize the Google Earth module, you will need to download Google Earth, a free program, onto your computer.

View the credits for the project, recognizing the hard work of the scholars.

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