|Capacity: 30 students
Time required: 90 minutes
Fee: $300, includes set-up and two workshops
$100 for each additional workshop
Carnegie Science Center will provide:
- 15 GPS units
- 15 laptops (GIS portion)
- An instructor
Schools will need to have:
- 3–5 parent volunteers, teachers, or aides
- Classroom space (approximately 90 minutes)
- 1 or more teacher(s) to chaperone
School yards are great places to explore with a GPS unit! Nature-related caches will challenge the students to connect the outdoors to their classroom life science lessons. Google™ Earth will bring it home! For grades 3–6.
Students will experience geocaching as the means of investigating water quality issues that affect streams and rivers. Students will use Google™ Earth to locate waterways and plot information. For grades 6–8.
Note: The GPS portion of the workshop will be held outdoors, so students should dress accordingly. Programs are not available December–February. GIS/GPS Labs have a two workshop/day minimum.
Grants are available to qualifying Title 1 schools, generously provided by the DSF Charitable Foundation. Call Science on the Road for more information at the number listed below.