Welcome!

The "EcoSensors for Mountain Classrooms" program at Appalachian State University aims to bring environmental technology to rural schools in the mountain community of Watauga County (NC) to help students develop a deeper understanding of local environmental issues such as stream water quality.


Digital collection devices and a variety of Vernier probes for environmental science education are available to area teachers as a loaner kit. Equipped with the wireless interface and probes, K-12 students are able to carry out investigations in the field, analyze real data on the spot, and also use the probes in the classroom to test models of possible solutions for environmental issues.

Check out some activities we've been doing as part of the EcoSensors for Mountain Classrooms (aka App EcoSense) in the High Country of North Carolina.

If you have any questions about the project or equipment for loan, please contact Marta Toran (toranml@appstate.edu).