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Summer Camp

Mapping Your World: Exploring Real World Application of GPS and GIS Technology
A five-day summer camp for Fairfax County Public School's middle school students.

Through fun, hands-on activities using state-of-the-art Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, students learn about the world around them. Working collaboratively in a college setting, students learn foundational skills related to GPS and GIS as they solve real world problems related to their community. Instructors for this course are current Fairfax County middle school science teachers who have experience leading inquiry-based learning experiences for students. In addition, science and technology instructional specialists are on site to facilitate the use of GPS and GIS. Lunch facilities are not available on campus, so students must bring their own snack and lunch with them each day. Students will engage in both indoor and outdoor activities. Appropriate clothing, sunscreen, water, etc. are required.

  • Audience: Students who will be entering 8th or 9th grade in Fall 2010.
  • Prerequisites: Basic computer and Internet skills and the ability to work collaboratively with peers.
  • Campus: Reston 2, room 0313
  • Dates: To be announced.
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $500
  • Class Size: Limited to 20 students (FCPS).
  • Transportation: Parents must provide transportation to and from campus each day.
  • Meals: Students must bring lunch and/or snacks with them each day.