Doors and Windows into 4-H Geospatial Projects

NAE4-HA 2007 GIS/GPS Taskforce

Target Youth Outcomes:
• Develop geospatial literacy and technology skills • Learn about careers using geospatial technology • Develop team building, leadership, communication and decisionmaking skills • Engage youth as collaborators working on real-world, community-based issues

Five Step Community Mapping
STEP 1: IDENTIFY... STEP 2: COLLECT... STEP 3: MAP... STEP 4: SHARE... STEP 5: ACT...

Win-Win Youth-Adult Partnerships
School District Office of Parks & Recreation City Council

Chamber of Commerce

Community Mapping Partners

Emergency Management Agency

Local Businesses Police Department

Government Agencies

Library

Collected Wisdom: How to Find GIS/GPS Mentors?

• Extension Professionals http:// geospatialextension.org • GISCorps http://www.giscorps.org • GIS User Groups http://gis.esri.com/usersupport/usergroups/usergroups.cf • National Consortium for Rural Geospatial Innovations in America http://www.ruralgis.org/offices/offices.asp • Local USDA Agencies (i.e. FSA, NRCS) http://www.csrees.usda.org

Collected Wisdom: How to Fund Geospatial Projects?

• ESRI 4-H Club Grants http://www.esri.com/industries/k-12/4-h/grants. • • • • • Local Businesses Foundation Grants Private Donors/Sponsors Fundraising Partner Donation for Commissioned Youth Map Product

Collected Wisdom: Ways to Get Started?
GIS Day Activities http://www.gisday.com My Google Maps http://maps.google.com Youth Favorite Places http://www.youthfavoriteplaces.org/ Arc Explorer http://www.esri.com/software/arcexplorer/explorer.html ArcLessons http://gis.esri.com/industries/education/arclessons/arclessons.cfm • Geocaching Experience http://4h.missouri.edu/go/programs/mapping/GPSactivties.mht • See additional activity ideas: http://www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/environment/gpsgis.html • • • • •

Stay Connected!!
Get the Latest Updates: Email your contact information to Trudy Dunham at [dunha003@umn.edu] to join listserv: 4HGISGPS@LISTS.UMN.EDU Contact Dr. Lisa Bouillion Diaz for more information lisabou@uiuc.edu University of Illinois Extension State 4-H Office

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