Want To Be a GEO Mentor?


I want to be a GeoMentor! What should I do?

Becoming a GeoMentor means establishing a relationship with a school, teacher, club, or youth leader. You need to find someone who might be interested in what you could offer, and then find out what they most need.

  1. Create a 30-second summary about how geography matters, and how using GIS tools can help the person you are talking with explore the world, analyze data, and engage kids in grasping a topic or solving a problem.
  2. Seek someone interested in geography, science, civic affairs, community engagement, exploring outdoors, gathering data, working with computers, or thinking about college &/or careers. Check with local schools, youth clubs, organizations, friends, and relatives. Seek a teacher or youth leader with a need and/or an open mind.
  3. Ask how the adult already engages kids in geography activities, and what would help him/her be able to do more. Do not expect to dictate “I want to do ‘x, y, and z’ for you and/or your kids.” Most educators already have a plan about what they need to do, and too little time already. Seek a way in which something you can provide can help the educator. Listen, establish trust, and build a relationship.
  4. Put your dot on the mentor map.

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Join fellow GIS and development professionals at the Esri Washington, DC Research and Development Center Open House in Rosslyn, Virginia. Meet the software engineers who are building GIS technology to meet your needs, ask them questions, and tell them about your requirements. You’ll get the answers you need and influence upcoming releases.

You’ll also see demonstrations that span the ArcGIS Platform including ArcGIS Open Data, ArcGIS Pro, Esri Story Maps, and other innovative software development activities.

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Technology Demonstrations and Ask an Expert
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