Math of The Great Dismal Swamp: CD-Rom Production Project
Multimedia Team 2002 Abstract

The Great Dismal Swamp, located in northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, is one of the most unique, natural wetlands of the world. The Great Dismal Swamp Boardwalk Hydrology Project at Elizabeth City State University began in the fall of 1996. Its purpose was to determine the quality of the water in the Great Dismal Swamp and to understand how and why the water quality changes. The data collected helped to explain the changes that take place with the swamp's water throughout the year in regard to water table pulsing, pH, nitrate nitrogen, phosphate, conductivity, and dissolved oxygen.

Utilizing various software presentation packages, the multimedia team will develop software that will present the water quality research, history, and geography of the swamp in electronic format. This knowledge will then be used to draw students into interactive lessons in mathematics such as measuring and graphing based on the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The target audience for this software will be the classroom of the K-3rd grades and the delivery method will be via CD with web-based delivery to follow in the fall of 2002.