Follow Sam as she works to make the world green by designing parks, gardens, and more for her community.
Click on an activity or resource below to have fun with Sam as she shows you how being aware of the world around you (geography) can help you make the world better for everyone.
Help Sam make some maps! In this interactive activity, Sam shows how to use GIS and spatial thinking in a fun, easy to understand way in order to help make the world greener. Learn how to calculate area, measure distance, and more! Once you finish, Sam even has a special prize for you.Help Sam make some maps!
How to teach Sam in language arts, social studies, creative arts, math, or science classroom.Teaching Guide
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Shannon Gapp is a landscape designer for the regional infrastructure engineering firm Bolton & Menk, Inc. Her experience includes urban and streetscape design, parks master planning, comprehensive community planning, public engagement, and digital rendering. Shannon’s passion for landscape architecture stems from her love for the outdoors, eye for design, and attention to detail. Shannon authored Sam the Landscape Architect as a part of the Bolton & Menk children’s book series to help inspire the next generation of landscape designers who want to create healthier, more sustainable communities.