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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Oct 18 - It has been only a week since we launched the Hurricane Maria Mapping Project and your response has been … amazing!  Altogether, over 22,000 building damage interpretations have been contributed since October 11, and the numbers keep growing! In this week, more than 160 teams and individuals have joined.   Interpreting damage through… (Show more)
cluebbering
Use this template to help craft your outreach communication with a school or educator to let them know about the availability of free GIS software and volunteer GeoMentors (such as yourself!) who are ready to help.
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
The lunchroom of Washington High School (St.Paul, MN) buzzed on Saturday with 175 teachers drawn together by a common vision. This annual "GEOFEST" of the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education included veteran teachers from before the dawn of MAGE in 1987 to a few dozen pre-service teachers. Thirty-plus-year vets to energetic young stars… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Hurricane Maria was the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Puerto Rico since 1928. Originating from a tropical wave that the US National Hurricane Center began monitoring on September 13, Maria developed into a tropical storm on September 16 east of the Lesser Antilles. In conditions remarkably favorable for further development, on September… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Perhaps the most fundamental activity of a citizen is voting. In the US, this is stunningly dependent on geography. The simple act of casting a ballot is a profound demonstration of faith in a system. But some argue that the system today is imperfect, even tainted, since the political party in power in a state defines the boundaries of each… (Show more)
jkeen@aag
Good day,   The 2018 GIS for Transportation (GIS-T) Symposium will be held from March 19-22 in Little Rock, Arkansas, and once again will feature a Student Presentation Contest.  Undergraduate and graduate GIS students with an interest in transportation applications of GIS-T are encouraged to submit their research in the form of a paper to the… (Show more)
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jkeen@aag
TONIGHT at 8pm ET! Join the ENSO PHASE III “Water in Our Environment” Collaboration Webinar to learn ways to teach students about water and the environment! You do not have to be a member of the GLOBE program to attend. It's open to everyone!  
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jkeen@aag
October 2017 GeoMentor Spotlight:Rich Schultz, Associate Dean, Online Learning, North Park University    What was your favorite class in K-12? American Folklore   How did you first learn about and/or use GIS? Used it in 1997 while teaching a geography class and was hooked from that time on…   Name one thing you love about GIS and/or geography… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
"Ready set go!" Opportunities abound for students and educators both, even in relation to GIS. The chance to match a set of criteria defined by someone else is excellent practice for all the years ahead. Understand what someone seeks, think creatively, and show what you can do. And for all the GeoMentors out there, this is even a chance for you to… (Show more)
mnmdegis
I have been working to finalize our plans for our third annual Educator Day K12 all-day GIS training. It started in 2015 and is coordinated to align with the MN GIS/LIS Consortium statewide GIS professionals conference in October. When we started this in 2015 we weren't sure what would happen, how many teachers would come and whether we could get… (Show more)
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