Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center
in Partnership with the LTC2, KIDS

and the
presents the

Have GPS Will Travel Class

Experience the ultimate introductory level GPS hands-on workshop for formal and non-formal 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, Phototagging, 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 with Google Earth.

The unique twist to this class will be the use of geocache sites that let you experience history, social studies and geography in action – its landscapes, its formations, its development or the visible features that all have a story to tell. These geocache represent a special place that people can visit to learn about a unique feature or aspect of the area. Each geocaches will include a set of educational notes and the details about where to find the location (latitude and longitude). Visitors to the local geocaches will be able to see how our history has been shaped by historical processes, how the museum manages the resources and how historians gather evidence to learn about the local history and geography. Also learn how geocaches can be used to explore, learn and teach about your community and other local features.

Participants 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 72H units in all our classes!

Event Dates: June 9, 10, 11, 2015
Early Arrival: 8:30 am – coffee & rolls
Start Time: 9:00 am
Conclusion Time: 3:00 pm
Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center
13735 Cook Road
Pecatonica, IL 61063
Instructors: Edward Gorny and Nancy Gorny

Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center in Partnership with LTC2, KIDS and the GIS2GPS Team

Cost: $150.00 – includes all materials, software and use of equipment
PDC's 15 in all
College Credit:
$90.00 - for one hour of graduate workshop credit through Quincy University - forms will be available the first day of class.
Registration Limit: 15 max
Register by: Registrations forms ASAP to reserve a place
registration will be first come first served
Please register by: May 1, 2015
Target Audience:
All 3 - 16 formal and non-formal educators and school technology coordinators, who want to support students by exploring the world with cutting edge technology.
Questions? Contact: Edward Gorny,
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