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BioBlitz Big Marsh

Join the Geographic Society of Chicago GSC for BioBlitz Big Marsh on Saturday, Sept. 30. Teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members will work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible.

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Preparing Future Ready Students at the IETC!

So looking forward to the annual gathering of our wonderful Illinois educators at the IETC! This year Judy and I will be presenting on Geoinquiries: Click here for presentation resources: https://thinkgeospatial.education/presentations/2016-ietc/
Below is break out session description:

GeoInquiries are easy-to-use instructional resources combining traditional social studies topics with interactive maps. Each of the 45 GeoInquiries has been developed & field-tested by educators. These 15-minute activities may be presented from a single computer/projector. No installation, fees, or logins are necessary. At the workshop you will explore GeoInquiry collections & will see how to integrate them into your lessons. Please bring a device (laptop, chromebook, iPad etc.) and your textbook to this hands-on workshop.screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-11-51-06-pm

GIS Day is Coming up!

I’m looking forward to GIS Day at the University of Illinois on Tuesday, November 15! This year, I’m presenting a 5 minute lightning talk for the event, “15 Online Mapping Tools and Resources to Empower K-12 Students with Valuable Knowledge and Skills”. Below is a GIS Day video to get you in the spirit!