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GeoMentor Spotlight

Learn more about our volunteers 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 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!

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October 2017 GeoMentor Spotlight:

Rich Schultz, Associate Dean, Online Learning, North Park University

What was your favorite class in K-12? American Folklore

How did you first learn about and/or use GIS? Used it in 1997 while teaching a geography class and was hooked from that time on…

Name one thing you love about GIS and/or geography (I know, just one!): Being able to bring together almost completely disconnected topics and realize their relationship to each other from a spatial sense.

Why did you want to volunteer as a GeoMentor? Gives me an opportunity to learn from others and guide them to what I have learned. I love the give-take aspect of it! When I help others, it helps the geo community on the whole.

What kind of GeoMentor volunteer opportunity and experience are you looking for? I have been volunteering for quite some time now and have helped mentees to learn about resources in GIS and spatial thinking. I love being able to connect others!

If someone asked you why they should learn about GIS and/or geography, how would you respond in one sentence? Since the world is a spatial place and we all need to have knowledge of where things are, the aspect of spatial connections is powerful!

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Twitter username @RSchultzGeoTech

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