Geotechnologies in Action 7

Geotechnologies in Action 7

 Satellite Image Danforth C.I.

Curriculum Connections:

  • Geography 
  • Natural Resources Around the World: Use and Sustainability

Character Development:

  • program emphasizes respect, responsibility, teamwork, perseverance and co-operation


Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and GIS tools such as Google Earth are revolutionizing the world of map making. This program introduces your students to these exciting technologies by developing a "Tree Tour".

Based on the TDSB EcoSchools initiative "Tree Tours in your Schoolyard", students are introduced to the challenge of creating a thematic "Tree Tour" in and around Danforth CTI. 

To complete the field work, students are provided with all the resources they need to select the most appropriate trees to illustrate the theme/purpose of their tour. They are also provided with digital cameras and GPS units to photograph and  "mark" the location of each selected tree. 

Following the field work, students use their waypoints, photographs and observations to create a map and virtual tour in Google Earth. Following the program, students’ "tours" are shared from our Google Drive (AW) where they can be downloaded and shared as KMZ files. 

Follow-up activities encourage students to develop "Tree Tours" in their own schoolyard /neighbourhood for a variety of different audiences.
If you'd like to explore some of the Help Videos your students will be using during the program click below.


Please Note: TUSC’s IT Lab is fully accessible for students in wheelchairs; contact TUSC for more information

Program Length: one day (9:30 am - 2:00 pm)

Availability: spring (late-May to June)
Location: TUSC IT Lab, local area around Danforth CTI
This program takes place in the TUSC IT Lab at Danforth CTI and will become available once operational procedures allow.

Fee: Please find information on the fee structure here.

User fees help ensure the continuation of these learning experiences through partial cost recovery; fee schedule reflect rates subsidized by the Toronto District School Board.

TTC: each student requires 2 tickets


Maximum: 30 students