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.