Association of American Geographers
About AAG Membership Annual Meeting Projects & Programs Education Publications Calendar Of Events Jobs & Careers

GeoMentor Spotlight

Each month we'll feature at least one GeoMentor volunteer, learning more about them and the wonderful and enthusiastic talent available in our GeoMentor community to assist K-12 schools with GIS and geography applications for their classrooms. Read about our currently featured member of the community below, or check out previously featured GeoMentors by using the navigation links on the right. If you are interested in being featured, go here for more information.  We are excited to learn more about our GeoMentor community members!

If you aren't a GeoMentor yet, we'd love to have you participate!

 

July 2018 GeoMentor Spotlight

Jack Nessen - GIS Coordinator at Salem Sound Coastwatch

What was your favorite class in K-12? Science!

How did you first learn about and/or use GIS? Conducting Natural Resource Inventories in the Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire with Aubson Sargent Land Trust.

Name one thing you love about GIS and/or geography: The fact that there are some many GIS applications across the fields of natural resource sciences and management and that everything you can map is REAL!

Why did you want to volunteer as a GeoMentor? To promote GIS content throughout elementary, middle and high school science curriculum.

If someone asked you why they should learn about GIS and/or geography, how would you respond in one sentence? Going to answer with a GIS pun here: Because GIS "relates" us to and "joins" us with the world around us! Ouch that was corny....

Email: basemapsalem@gmail.com

Instagram: basemap_geospatial

 

Read about our latest featured GeoMentor here!
If you are interested in being featured, visit here for more information.

 

Questions? Email geomentors@aag.org.