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Scroll down the article and pop in your zip code (hit the x in the box-not enter) and find out who you are! Very entertaining and addictive!! Here is a portion of the article:
Oh sure, you know deep down inside that we’re all just one big jumbled mass of target demographics for corporate marketing, but it’s one of those fun facts that you don’t really think about, and aren’t outright confronted with too often. Until now. A new site from tech company ESRI offers you the opportunity to punch yourself in the face with your geographical stereotype, based on your zip code. By crunching through a mess of big data stats, they have whittled our cultural identities into 67 target market categories. Did they get it right?
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Put your dot on the mentor map.
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