GISCorps has initiated several K-12 related projects. A team of four GISCorps volunteers are managing these projects. They are:
Beni Patel, Leeanne Pacatte, Laura Horton, and Lucia Barbato
K-12 Project in Hamilton County, Tennessee
In February 2009, the UT-TSU Extension office in hamilton County -
K-12 Project in Grant County, Washington
In late May 2009, we received a request for GISCorps volunteers to assist a 4-H club in Grant County, WA. They conducted a variety of tasks including: teaching introductory GIS material to the youth, collecting information by digitizing and also GPSing various facilities and much more... Volunteers recruited for this mission were: Kelly Stancel, J.J. Bach, Crystal Murphy and Beth Carpenter. Read more about the project in here.
K-12 Project in Ames, Iowa
On June 1st 2009, we were asked to provide a GISCorps volunteer to assist a 4-H club in Ames, IA. The assistance was needed for critiquing various maps created by the youth. GISCorps volunteer, Brenda Swaim was recruited for this mission. Read more about the project in here.
K-12 Project in Sac County, Iowa
K-12 Project in Oxford, Ohio
GISCorps volunteers assisted Caching Our World, a K-12 non profit organization, in conducting several events during the Geography Awareness Week. The event was held on November 13-15, 2007 at the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. GISCorps volunteers, Tara Havens, Lucia Barbato, Megan Winnenberg, and Patricia Moehring assisted Caching Our World in:
- Logistics (creating name tags, certificates, etc.) prior to the event
- Maps for the Map Gallery
- Guiding and mentoring students in grades 3, 4, and 5 throughout the eventTo read more about the event and also see the photos, click here.