GIS: Map Your Future

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Associate professor Gennady Gienko leads this project.  Dr. Gienko's project to high school classrooms across Alaska brings the use of multiple GIS layers to construct various maps illuminating geological, environmental, social and economic applications.  Students gain understanding of the value and practicality of information extracted from the manipulation map layers.  His emphasis is to provide hands-on, fundamental skills which students, then, can apply to solve real problems. 

Goals and objectives of the program are:
1)  to introduce GIS concepts as powerful, multi-faceted tool with broad applications
2)  to develop analytical skills through the use of GIS concepts

Current activities:
We are currently involved in preliminary stages of development for five schools throughout Alaska. 

Would this work in my classroom setting?
The nature of this program lends itself to application in a variety of different settings. 

Helpful links for our participating teachers:

http://www.gis.com/

http://geography.about.com/od/geographyintern/a/gisoverview.htm

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/

Contact us:
For further information or to discuss possibilities for your classroom, please contact Gennady Geinko through,
http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/schoolofengineering/faculty-staff/gienko.cfm