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Teen Science Cafe: Putting COVID in Its Place—GIS Mapping and Locating Our Own Experiences with the Pandemic’s Social Changes
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. FREE and OPEN to all middle and high school students in grades 6-12! Pre-registration for Junior Academy of Science members ONLY through Saturday, May 1. General registration for all opens Sunday, May 2. Deadline to register is Thursday, May 13, 4p.m., CST. CLICK the orange Event Information button below to REGISTER! Look for Cafe login information in your email confirmation.
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In this interactive virtual café for teens with medical sociologist, Dr. Chris Prener, we’ll talk about what GIS is, how we can capture qualitative data about places and experiences, and how with maps we can communicate the effect COVID-19 has had on our lives. We’ll do this by using Google to create maps of how our own experiences with place have changed in the last year. Sometimes called “volunteered geographic information,” this approach to collecting data has a wide range of research applications.