Teachers Can Attend Course of Satellite Imagery at INPE

Hello reader!

It follows a note published on the day (04/13) in the website of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) noting that teachers can attend course on the use of satellite imagery as a teaching resource.

Duda Falcão

Teachers Can Attend Course on the Use of
Satellite Imagery as a Teaching Resource

Friday, April 13, 2012

The course on “Scholar Use of Remote Sensing for Environment Studies” is now open for registration. It will take place at the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - INPE), in Sao Jose dos Campos, SP, Brazil, between July 16 and 20.

Training teachers in the use of satellite images and geographic information is a tradition at INPE, which every year welcome teachers of the elementary and high school from all Brazilian regions.

Remote Sensing is now considered essential to prevent deforestation and to support crops forecasting, among other applications, moreover can help teaching some subjects, such as geography, science, physics, chemistry and history. The use of new technologies makes the classes more creative and contributes to arouse student’s interest.

The course consists of classroom and practical activities, and a site visit at INPE. The program includes different kinds of sensors and satellites, also how images take form, cartographic scale and other issues. Examples of the scholar use of satellite images, as well as the space technology application in agriculture, in studies of the urban space, vegetation and watersheds will be presented.

Registration should be completed at: www.dsr.inpe.br/vcsr

Source: WebSite of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE)


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