The Dickson Mounds Museum,
Havana Junior High
and the GIS2GPS Team presents a

Have GPS Will Travel Class

Experience the ultimate introductory level GPS hands-on workshop for educators. This class is for all grade 3rd - 16th educators who wish to learn what GPS is and how to use it as a tool with their students in the classroom. Teachers will learn what GPS is, how to work with a GPS unit, initialize it, program it, collect data, enter data, clear data and how it is used in the real world and why it is important in education. Topics include Geocaching, Ecocaching, Confluence and Scavenger Hunts will be covered and experienced in the class. Also what is possible with GPS data will be explored and demonstrated in terms of mapping.

The unique twist to this class will be the use of ecocache sites that let you experience science and nature in action – its landscapes, its formations, its geology or the visible features that have an ancient story to tell. An ecocache is a special place that people can visit to learn about a unique feature or aspect of the area in terms of science. Each ecocaches will include a set of educational notes and the details about where to find the location (latitude and longitude). Visitors to the local ecocaches will be able to see how our planet has been shaped by geological processes, how the museum manages the resources and how scientists gather evidence to learn about the Earth. Also learn how ecocaches can be used to explore, learn and teach about your community and other local features.

Teachers will also have the chance to try out different types of GPS units. No prior GPS or computer experience is necessary. GPS units will be provided for use.
We are now using Garmin GPS 60 units in all our classes!

Event Dates: June 10 - 12, 2008
Early Arrival: 8:30 am – coffee & rolls
Start Time: 9:00 am
Conclusion Time: 3:00 pm
Havana, Illinois and Dickson Mounds Museum are located in a rural area of West Central Illinois, near the Illinois River. It is 200 miles southwest of Chicago, 45 miles southwest of Peoria, and 60 miles northwest of Springfield.
Instructors: Edward Gorny, Nancy Gorny, Denis Kazelas & Carol Przyzycki

Dickson Mounds Museum - Dr. Mike Wiant
Havana Junior High - Tracy Trimpe
The Nature Conservancy - Emiquon Project

Cost: $195.00 – includes all materials and use of equipment
No payment due until May 31, 2008
CPDU's 15 in all
College Credit:
$80.00 - for one hour of graduate workshop credit through Quincy University - forms will be available the first day of class.
Registration Limit: 50 max
Optional Evening Activity Try THE AMAZING GPS RACE Challenge - weather permitting
Register by: Registrations forms ASAP to reserve a place
registration will be first come first served
Payments are due by Saturday, May 31, 2008
Target Audience:
All 3 - 12 educators and school technology coordinators, who want to support students by exploring the world with cutting edge technology.
Local Hotels List of suggested hotels - click here for the .pdf
Questions? Contact: Edward Gorny,
On Line Registration - Reserve Your Place!
Registration & Description - PDF
Registration & Description - Word
Tri-Fold Flyer - Page 1
Tri-Fold Flyer - Page 2
Poster - Color Flyer

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