After School: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

After School Science and Engineering Classes 2018

Grades 6-8

WEDNESDAYS   Jan. 24 - Feb. 28

Classes meet Wednesdays in GLRC B003. Students will gain invaluable skills using computers to solve real world problems and make maps to visually represent data. This class will show students how GIS is used and how to make a web map for use on a webpage. This fast-growing technology is used in career fields such as natural resource management, engineering and land use planning.

All classes will meet in the Great Lakes Research Center. The six sessions will run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22 to Feb. 28. These hands-on explorations are taught by Michigan Tech science and engineering students. A Houghton Elementary School bus will drop off students at the GLRC by 3:45 p.m. There is an additional $6 fee to ride the bus.

The cost is $75 per student in grades one through five and $90 per student for grades six through eight. Register by Monday, Jan. 15. Register online and pay by credit card here. Spaces are not reserved until payment has been received. 

For more information, email Joan Chadde or call 7-3341.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC), 104
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931

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General Public


Center for Science and Environmental Outreach (CSEO), Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
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Coordinated by the Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach

Contact Name

Joan Chadde

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