It’s not too early to mark your calendar for a GIS Day event on November 19th! Every year on this special day, schools and organizations around the global take the opportunity to educate students and professionals on the importance of GIS and geography. Find out how your school can take part in the events this year!
GIS Day is a great way to highlight the importance of GIS to students and educators. Students who are introduced to the world of GIS gain valuable real world skills including critical thinking, analysis and inquiry. Educators can use GIS as a tool to engage students and to bring current events into the classroom.
Global GIS Day Events are held annually at schools, businesses and other organizations. Read about some successful events that occurred in Canada last year.
GIS Day will be held on November 19, 2014. Register your event by September 19, 2014 to be eligible to receive promotional items to support your GIS Day event.
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Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.More Content by Angela Alexander