GeoTEd-UAS helps to map TNC Nature Trail Project in Community of Oyster. On Friday, April 20 the GeoTEd-UAS team led by Virginia Space Grant Consortium and faculty and students from Thomas Nelson and Eastern Shore Community participated in several student service learning UAS missions to support a community project. Students and faculty gained hands-on experience mapping with drones and the use of a thermal imagery camera while conducting missions on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Virginia Coast Reserve and the community of Oyster are working together to design, implement and maintain a shoreline nature trail along the eastern tip of the village. The Eastern Shore Community Foundation is providing funding for the trail, which will allow public access and recreation with unobstructed views of southern barrier islands off the Virginia Coast. The trail project is scheduled to be completed by fall 2018.
The student service learning project is part of the GeoTEd-UAS project in partnership with The Nature Conservancy.