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GIS in Your School: An Introduction

  • Saturday, April 16, 2016
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm

This workshop for educators interested in utilizing mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in their curriculum. The ubiquity of modern mapping technologies and their applications across science and society justifies the need to introduce students to this powerful tool for understanding and exploring our world. Using a free GIS program that runs on any popular operating system, attendees will learn about the different types of GIS data, where to find data, and how to use and manipulate data in a GIS. They will also participate in an example GIS activity that is used in an educational program at the museum and there will be discussion on how to develop activities tailored to specific curriculum standards.

Credit: 6 contact hours toward CEUs or Criteria II/III for North Carolina’s Environmental Education Certification Program

Registration information: Educator Trek Registration Form
Complete, print and mail this form to register for Educator Treks. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email and/or mailed receipt. Workshop details will be sent via email one to two weeks prior to the workshop.


  • Fee: FREE
  • Requirements: For educators only (includes teachers, administrators, pre-service or substitute teachers; non-formal educators; anyone working on their EE certification)
  • Program Instructor: Walt Gurley
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April 16
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Visual World Investigate Lab

Nature Research Center
121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States


Melissa Dowland