Illinois teachers,

The Geographic Society of Chicago is pleased to offer a free, three-day (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) hands-on workshop to educators that will engage them in learning the basic skills for incorporating geographic information systems (GIS) into their curriculum. This will be a virtual course from June 20th through June 22nd. See the flyer below for details or click here for a printable pdf flyer.



Illinois Map Competition
"Hometown, Illinois"

East, west, north, south, rural, urban or suburban, all Illinois students are invited to tell their hometown stories in the Annual Illinois Map Competition for middle and high school.


Who is eligible

Entrants must be pre-collegiate students registered in grades 4-12, from Illinois public schools or non-public schools including home schools, under age 19, who have not yet received a high school diploma or equivalent.


ArcGIS Online Required

Create an original "presentation", "web app" or "story map" using ArcGIS Online to tell an interesting story about "Home Town, Illinois".

Competition organizers: Dean Butzow and Rey de Castro
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