Computer-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become one of the most important tools in today’s society. Along with other educators around the world, The River Exchange is sponsoring this year's local student GIS day on November 18th, hosted at Dunsmuir High School in Dunsmuir. An evening program for the community is also being arranged, with details to be announced in coming days.
The theme for the student program this year is natural disasters, and the GIS Day event will be filled with natural disaster GIS-related activities as part of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) education approach being implemented at Dunsmuir High School with support from The River Exchange. The day will conclude with the students participating in a global mapping project focusing on how life on earth would change if there was a massive volcanic eruption and ash cloud.
During the past year, Dunsmuir students have been regularly exposed to GIS, and it’s been integrated into their schoolwork across the curriculum. Literally every student can utilize GIS as a learning tool at some level. Some students now say that they want to study GIS in college and use GIS in their professional career.”
This event is made possible by donations, which can be mailed to The River Exchange, PO Box 784, Dunsmuir, CA 96025. You may also contribute by going to this fundraising link:
For more information regarding Dunsmuir GIS Day, please contact GIS Day organizers Spencer Adkisson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Cassie Hansen at email@example.com.
More information about worldwide GIS Day can be found at www.gisday.com