Spatial Institute 101

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Spatial Institute 101 | June 25-27
Summer Spatial Institute 2013
Contoocook, NH

Summary:
Spatial Institute 101 will provide an introduction to geospatial tools such as GPS, GIS and remote sensing. The institute will also introduce participants to local data collection projects and local data sets. Teachers will be provided with ready-made lessons that promote spatial literacy and use GIS technology in the classroom. Content and activities will be focused towards elementary and middle-school classrooms, although adaptations for older studens will also be discussed.  All activities will utilize ArcGIS Online in a web browser, which can be used on both PC's and Macs.

Topics:
Day 1: introduction to GPS & GIS, mapping with ArcGIS Online MapViewer, fun GPS field activities
Day 2: exporing Esri's Map Gallery, ArcGIS Explorer Online (cool presentation tool), setting up an ArcGIS Online organizational account for your school
Day 3: conduct a GPS treasure hunt and map it, bringing other data into ArcGIS Online, thematic mapping, classroom integration

Goodies:
All participants will receive a $100 stipend
All participants will receive a GPS unit to keep

Cost:
Non-credit: Free
Credit: $220 (1 credit undergrad or grad through Keene State)

Logistics:
June 25-27, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Hopkinton Middle/High School, Contoocook, NH

Registration:
For both academic credit* and non-credit participants: [register online]
For academic credit* through Keene State [mail-in registration]
*participants who want academic credit should register BOTH online and by mail 

For more information:
Dr. Lara Bryant, Keene State College
email: lbryant1@keene.edu   telephone: 603-358-2428

 

NHGA and UNHCE NHFG and NHEDGISNH EPSCoR

This workshop is funded in part by a grant from the National Geographic Society Education Foundation. This workshop is supported by the NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program Research Infrastructure Improvement Award # EPS 1101245.