Digby Island field day
In January 2019 students participated in a collaborative field day on Digby Island, across the harbour from Prince Rupert.
All students participated in a clam biomass survey with ACE instructor Natasha Lebedick, while the Geography 204 students collected additional geographic data. These students, with the help of Geography 150 students, used GPS units to collect latitude and longitude coordinates for each of the clam survey sites.
Students also used the ACE boat to travel around the near-shore area to collect depth data using the boat's navigation system. Additionally, several students determined elevation values of the survey sites using the rod and level surveying technique.
Once all the data were collected, the Geography 204 students collated and analyzed the data using ArcGIS software and produced the following maps illustrating the clam biomass of the area, as well as the contour information of the near-shore area.
Watch our student spotlight video to see it all in action!