Fire, GIS, and Connecting with Students
Authors: Robert Ball, Vincent Grant, Kelley Donaldson
Connecting with young students can be a challenge, especially when the traditional messages and methods no longer resonate. Using GeoMentoring and ArcGIS Online, the Fire District partnered with GIS professionals to create an after school program that engages students through GIS technology. The team teaches GIS, demonstrates it real-life uses, helps students with story maps and other projects, introduces students to careers in GIS and Fire, and explains how to be safe, prepared, and resilient.