Education & Outreach
GIS Summer Camp
For one week in the summer, students in grades 6-9 are able to attend geospatial camp where they learn how to use spatial technologies, such as GIS, GPS and remote sensing, by working on a real world project. This camp, held concurrently with the Teaching with Spatial Technology (TwiST) workshop for teachers, immerses students in spatial technologies with hands-on activities while working with professional staff and college faculty.
A local community project is identified prior to camp that will be the focal point for the week. Students will go into the field to collect data with GPS units and return to the college’s computer lab to look at their data and different environmental factors associated with their project. The skills and knowledge students learn at camp will assist them with solving real world problems in their future education pathways and chosen careers.