The Idaho Geographic Education and Outreach (IGEO), an organization within the National Geographic Alliance Network, is looking for GIS professionals, educators, and college-level students who are interested in becoming mentors, trainers, and/or guest speakers. The mission of the IGEO is to foster geographic and ecological awareness by empowering teachers, students and communities with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to be geographically and ecologically literate in the 21st century.
IGEO would like to create a “directory” of people who are willing to:
- Work with teachers to integrate GIS/geography into their core curriculum
- Conduct full or half-day trainings for primary/secondary education teachers on what GIS is and how it could be used as an effective learning tool in the classroom
- Give a presentation about GIS or how you use GIS in your job and more
If you are interested in joining this venture to get Idaho’s kids excited about GIS/geography and integrate it into their classrooms, please send your name, contact information, who you work for, what your job title is, and how you would be willing to help out to Pam Bond (email@example.com). For more information about IGEO, visit their website: http://idahogeographicalliance.wordpress.com.
Please help increase GIS and geography advocacy and awareness in your local schools by signing up today!
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