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Leivonmäki National Park: GIS-based Learning Module

Themes: Elements of Geology, Landscape,
Countries: finland 
Attachments: documents(1) 

The Geological Information System (GIS)-based learning assignments are designed for upper secondary schools. The assignments develop geographical thinking. The assignments for Leivonmäki National Park are closely connected with the geological nature trail called ”Luupään lenkki”. In the tasks, geological data of the Leivonmäki National Park will be examined with Google Earth. The tasks develop the learner’s processing skills, problem-solving skills and science content knowledge.

The nature trail which utilises spatial information helps the learner to associate geoscience with sense perceptions. The GIS-based tasks are solved with Google Earth, and the outdoor as well as a classroom can serve as the learning environment.


GIS Learning Resources

- Leivonmäki, GIS Assignments Handbook: Download Leivonmaki GIS Handbook

The GIS data can be viewed in Google Earth. Get Google Earth
- Access Leivonmäki GIS data: download Leivonmaeki.kmz

Learning material in Finnish language is available at the University of Eastern Finland website. Click here to read more and to download resources in Finnish.

Learning Environment

Click here for more information about Leivonmäki National Park (nature, history, activities)

Map of Leivonmäki National Park (www.excursionmap.fi)

For further information about the services for visitors please contact Seitseminen Visitor Centre
Tel int. +358 205 64 5270
Fax: +358 205 64 5271
E-mail: seitseminen(at)metsa.fi

Web: Seitseminen Visitor Centre


The GIS based learning module for Koli National Park was developed in the NEED-project by:

University of Jyväskylä, Department of Teacher Education
Geological Survey of Finland
Click here for more information about the NEED-project.