Well another Geography Awareness Week has come and gone. Geospatial Niagara was fortunate enough to visit two local high schools in Niagara Falls – Saint Michael on Day of Geography and Saint Paul on GIS Day. These two class visits bumped up the number of students engaged by Geospatial Niagara to 1900 over the last 3 years. Sometimes there were larger gatherings but for the most part, if there are about 30 students per class then we’ve presented to just over 63 classes of students.
One of our goals as an organization is to engage students in the importance of a geographic education and how important spatial awareness is in terms of community awareness and how communities are interdependent with each other.
These presentations (for grades 9-12) are focused on:
- 1. Perceptions of Geography.
- 2. What students think geography is.
- 3. Examples of careers in geography.
- 4. Introduction to Geospatial Niagara.
- 5. Overview of Geospatial Niagara projects.
- 6. What problem do they want to solve?
- 7. Finding your purpose.
- 8. Introduction to local programs at Niagara College and Brock University.
We look forward to our continued involvement with the DSBN and the NCDSB.
If you would like to book a presentation for your Geography or Civics class please contact Geospatial Niagara to set up a date and time.
We have grade appropriate presentations and activities!
Mark your calendars for next year!!