Content tagged "technology"

Field Technology & Water Quality Outreach

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 20, 2017

In 2015, Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) partnered with local and state agencies to help identify potential sources of fecal coliform...

Cataloging and Evaluating Dairy Manure Treatment Technologies

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 10, 2017

To provide a forum for the introduction and evaluation of technologies that can treat dairy manure to the dairy farming community and the vendors that...

Geospatial Technology for Youth

Geospatial Technology Science for Youth Updated: December 14, 2015

Want to go on real treasure hunt? Want to know more about how maps are used to help you find where you are and where you're going? Ever get frustrated if the...

Aerospace for Youth

Science for Youth Updated: December 10, 2015

Aerospace is about aviation and space exploration! Aviation involves the science, engineering, and technology of what it takes to fly in the earth's...

How are GPS satellites powered?

Geospatial Technology Science for Youth Updated: October 14, 2015

The GPS satellites are mainly powered by solar energy, or energy from the sun. They do have backup batteries in case of a solar eclipse, and they each have...

Do You Know Your Digital Assets?

Personal Finance Updated: July 20, 2015

Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®Extension Specialist in Financial Resource Management, Rutgers Cooperative Extensiononeill@aesop.rutgers.eduThe term “digital...

What is geocaching?

Science for Youth Updated: July 08, 2015

Geocaching is a worldwide treasure-hunting game. In geocaching, people hide a cache (pronounced like “cash”) for others to find. Remember that “geo” means...

What is a topographic map?

Geospatial Technology Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

A topographic map shows the physical features of Earth. These features can be mountains, rivers, lakes, valleys, craters, and more. Man-made features such as...

Why are maps important?

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Maps represent the real world on a much smaller scale. They help you travel from one location to another. They help you organize information. They help you...

How are maps used with GPS and GIS?

Geospatial Technology Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

A Geographic Information System (GIS) takes the information gathered from Global Positioning System (GPS) units and organizes the information into maps. GIS...

What is a map?

Geospatial Technology Science for Youth Updated: June 02, 2015

A map is designed to represent a variety of information. Some maps show where roads are located. Others show the location of tourist attractions or local...

Science, Engineering, & Technology for Youth

Science for Youth Updated: May 20, 2015

   

What is engineering?

Science for Youth Updated: May 20, 2015

According to the National Academy of Engineering: "Engineering has been defined in many ways. It is often referred to as the 'application of science' because...

For Youth, For Life: Other Learning Opportunities for Youth

Science for Youth Updated: May 20, 2015

Other opportunities for youth to explore:  

What is geospatial science?

Geospatial Technology Science for Youth Updated: March 29, 2012

Geospatial is a combination of geography and spatial.  Geography is a science about the earth.  Spatial is about the space around us.  Geospatial describes...

What is technology?

Science for Youth Updated: May 16, 2011

What is GPS?

What are the TV rating codes, and what do they mean?

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: January 27, 2009

Overview of Precision Agriculture

Geospatial Technology Updated: December 02, 2008

Prepared By: Dr. John Fulton and Daniel Mullenix, Auburn University Highlights of Precision Agriculture[[1]] Precision agriculture, also called “farming by...

Cotton Pickers

Geospatial Technology Updated: February 18, 2008

This is a two row cotton picker that is harvesting cotton in Belle Mina, Al. at the Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center. This is a six row...

My Water Cycle Story

Updated: February 18, 2008

Now that you know what the water cycle really is, your challenge is to tell your water cycle story in words and pictures. Nature is a wondrous and beautiful...

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