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4-H GIS Day

September 4, 2019

We will be hosting our first Indiana 4-H GIS Day on Friday, October 18 at Discovery Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. A Geographic Information System (GIS) brings maps and information to life in graphic displays that allow users to see data in new ways. Youth will learn how a GIS works, collect data, and create their own digital maps. It has been used by NASA to determine landing sites for the Mars Rover, the USDA to decide which crops to plant and which pests to protect crops from, and even local school administrators to determine school district boundaries and school bus stops. Pokémon GO was also a form of GIS! Most likely, you’ve used it yourself- without even realizing it. Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to participate for a day of fun, hands-on mapping activities. They will also see how a drone can play a role in mapping.

Registration will be done through 4HOnline Event Registration now through October 4. A $20/participant fee applies. If youth are not 4-H members but want to participate, contact Sandy Krantz who can work with campus to create a profile for them. Click on the link below to download the flyer.

 

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