Maine GIS Educators Conference: November 11, 2012
Published:October 22, 2012
The following message is being sent on behalf of Torah Johnson, Director at the GIS Service Center and Laboratory at the University of Maine at Machias.
Please direct any questions to Torah Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MLTI Team
Maine GIS Educators Conference
This year the Annual Conference of GIS Educators in Maine will be held in conjunction with the Northeast Arc Users Group (NEARC) Educators Day on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Camden Opera House ~ Camden, Maine. The conference will include lots of hands-on workshops and presentations of interest to educators of all levels. We'll also have a fun and inspiring keynote address by Dr. Matthew Bampton of University of Southern Maine. This year we'll be highlighting some exciting new web-based GIS tools for use in education and lots of curriculum materials and cool ideas.
The larger NEARC conference will take place in at the Samoset in Rockport, Monday the 12th through Wednesday the 14th.
A limited number of Maine K12 teachers and Maine K12 and undergraduate students may attend the Educators Day for FREE thanks to grant support from the National Science Foundation! When registering online (see the link below), choose the "pay by check" option and add a note that you are a Maine educator or student. Do not include payment. NEARC will bill us.
- Register today!!
- For a printable version of the preliminary schedule
- For more information on the NEARC Conference
Please direct questions to Torah Johnson, Director/ Instructor at GIS Service Center & Laboratory, University of Maine at Machias, email@example.com or (207) 255-1214.
ABOUT NEARC GIS EDUCATORS DAY
GIS Educators Day, sponsored by NEARC, Esri, and the New England Geography Education Network, is a full-day conference devoted exclusively to topics and issues pertaining to the use of GIS and other geospatial technologies in K-12, college, and informal education.
GIS Educators Day is a one day pre-conference to NEARC’s annual professional user conference which will run from November 11 - 14 at the nearby Samoset Resort. GIS Educators Day will feature a lunchtime keynote by Dr. Matthew Bampton (University of Southern Maine), hands-on computer labs, oral presentations, panel discussions, and posters, exploring a range of resources, projects, and topics. The day will also include a student map competition.
GIS Educators Day addresses the number one goal of GIS conference goers...the opportunity to network with other educational professionals who share your interest in geospatial technologies. Whether you’re a K-12 or college educator, an experienced GIS user or a newcomer who wants to learn about the educational possibilities of this powerful tool, you’ll want to put this outstanding regional event on your "Must Do" list for 2012.