Spring is here and it’s a beautiful time to explore Cuyahoga Valley National Park with ParkApps NE Ohio - a GPS-enabled, mobile application that provides park visitors with an immersive, informal learning experience. The app offers visitors access to just-in-time information as they explore various geologic or historical landscapes and as they encounter unknown plants and animals. Learn more about the app and the project highlighted this week in the National Science Foundation’s STEM For All Video Showcase at http://stemforall2017.videohall.com/presentations/964
Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, ParkApps NE Ohio is a collaborative project of Kent State University with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and the Cleveland MetroParks. Using ParkApps NE Ohio on a mobile device, visitors to the park are able to follow created adventures that guide them through asking and answering important scientific questions about biology, geology, mathematics, etc. In addition to seeking and gaining information, visitors can also join a community of citizen scientists, supporting science efforts by uploading photos of plants, animals, and rock formations during their visit.