The group's mission is to create a lively GeoMentoring community in the Inland Empire region of Southern California (western San Bernardino and Riverside counties). It is a meeting place for GIS professionals, Esri staff, and educators to support and participate in the use of GIS technology and spatial thinking for local students of all ages. Here, we explain needs, offer opportunities, share our activities, interests and visions, lend our expertise, and much more.
GIS Day opportunity: Mesa View Middle School in Calimesa, CA is planning a GIS Day event (Wednesday, November 16) They are seeking a guest speaker or a presentation of some type. The event will begin at 7:40 am and will proceed for the first 3 to 4 hours of the school day depending on how many activities and presenters they are able to plan. If…(Show moreShow less)
Chaparral High School will have College Kick Off Day on Wednesday, October 19th. The College and Career Festival will happen throughout the morning and they seek volunteers in a variety of careers. Interested? Contact ASAP Christina Gandy in counseling "cgandy_at_tvusd.k12.ca.us"
A teacher at The Grove School seeks a speaker. If you are interested, please contact him using the link below. I am looking for someone, geographer or cartographer if possible, to come and speak to my human geography class. I am looking for them to discuss the role of the geographer/cartographer in our modern world. Addressing the uses of…(Show moreShow less)
As many of you have discovered, ArcGIS Story maps are wonderful for teaching and learning. You are invited to join a new group for educators teaching with and using story maps, set up by Esri education manager Joseph Kerski. "The Story Maps for Education group will be our virtual place to connect, share, and collaborate on future 'story maps and education' topics" says Joseph.
This is a "members only" group, which means that all content is public, but in order to contribute to the conversations and be alerted of new content, you must click "Actions" and then "join group" at the top right, once you are at the group page.
I've also added a link in the Helpful Links section at the right.
Congratulations to San Andreas High School (Highland, CA) students and teacher Alissa Blackburn for their inspirational presentation on the big stage at the 2016 Esri User Conference last week! These students and their classmates worked hard to learn about GIS and make a difference in their community. The GIS program at the school came about from Alissa's unique vision and determination, and the enthusiasm and can-do attitude of teacher Dorie Stratton and others on the team, and the outstanding support of principal Ed Hensley. Go Quakes! Connecting GIS with Education | Esri Video