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November 20: GIS Day at Selkirk College

School of Environment and Geomatics is Hosting GIS Day

 

Attendees will have the opportunity to view various mapping projects, talk to GIS researchers, instructors, and industry experts. A series of workshops will be given that enable students to participate hands-on with real-world GIS examples. To view a poster on the event and Pre-registration for this event is required.

The Selkirk College School of Environment and Geomatics is hosting a day of activities that will introduce GIS, and Selkirk's GIS program to high school students.  Attendees will have the opportunity to view various mapping projects, talk to GIS students, researchers, instructors, and industry experts.  A series of workshops will be given that enable high school students to participate hands-on with real-world GIS examples.

Schedule

  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Poster Map Display and Industry Booths in the Pit)
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Workshops 1, 2 and 3)
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Lunch in the Pit)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Workshops 1, 2, and 3)

Workshops

Workshops vary in size from 19-24 students each.  Pre-registration is required. Please register via the Pre-registration tool to reserve your seat. You can register for up to two workshops.

Digital Scavenger Hunt
Explore Google Earth by participating in a geographic scavenger hunt! Find and discover new areas and explore the Google Earth interface.

Use GIS to plan Better Hikes!
Love hiking? Hate it when your hikes don't turn out as planned?  In this workshop you will learn how to use a simple, free GIS tool called Google Earth to plan out hikes or other outdoor activities. We can't plan for everything that nature has to throw at us, but having a route mapped out is a good place to start.

Biodiversity Atlas
Learn about the region's incredible biodiversity through the Columbia Basin Biodiversity Atlas.

Sponsored by Esri Canada, Columbia Power and Selkirk College

 

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To register, please contact Amy Kinakin, Educational Recruitment Specialist or call 250-505-1396.