2009 GeoCaching and GIS with GPS


PAECT and Keystones Technology Integrators invites PAECT members and Keystones to attend a full-day hands-on seminar on GeoCaching and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GeoCaching is a "treasure hunt" where participants use Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers to search for hidden treasures across the world. GIS allows programs like Google Earth to access information about the world around us.

Attendees will spend time in the classroom using GIS applications, free GeoCaching software and resources before heading outdoors (rain or shine) to learn how to find hidden treasures! Attendees will learn how to create lessons using geocaching to teach any subject: Science, Mathematics, English - the possibilities are limitless. Special "curriculum caches" will be hidden in the surrounding area and attendees will learn how to use a GPS to find them.

**Attendees will be invited to apply for eight $500.00 matching equipment grants to purchase GPS units, software and accessories for classroom use (one grant will be awarded at each training location). In addition, one randomly drawn attendee will receive a free Garmin GPS receiver unit courtesy of netTrekker.

• Breakfast and Lunch included

• Receive 5 Act 48 Hours

Cost: $0


Time:
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Conference

Date and Location: Offered at 8 locations throughout PA. (Choose a location convenient to you)

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View KTI-PAECT Geocaching Seminars in a larger map
June 19: MCIU 23
June 23: Lincoln IU 12
July 7: IU 1
July 14: NEIU 19
July 14: NW TriCounty IU 5
July 15: Blast IU 17
July 17: Appalachian IU 8
July 21: Schuylkill IU 29


Attendees Will:

• Bring a wireless enabled laptop computer
• Need access to an account on the laptop that will allow you to install software (software and instruction for both Macintosh and Windows computers will be provided by PAECT.

Applications Used (partial list):

Google Maps (Mac/PC)
Google Earth (Mac/PC)
MacCaching (Mac)
GeoJournal (Mac)
Garmin RoadTrip (Mac)
Garmin MapManager (Mac)
Garmin MapSource (PC)
EasyGPS (PC)
Geocaching Swiss Army Knife (PC)