James Madison University has a great new partnership with high school in Virginia for a program called The Geospatial Semester . From the Geospatial Semester webpage:
“The Geospatial Semester is a unique partnership between high schools in Virginia and the Integrated Science and Technology department at James Madison University (JMU). High school seniors participating in the Geospatial Semester take classes on geospatial technology in their home school and can earn credit from JMU. A key aspect of the program is a focus on local projects connecting students, technology, and their community.”
I think this is great idea to give more opportunities for kids in high school to get experience with GIS and geospatial technologies and concepts, and give them a leg up when they get to college. If you know of similar programs in other states, let us know, because I’m always excited to see great outreach projects in the educational community.