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GeoMentor Case Studies

We have a growing collection of case studies documenting successful GeoMentoring engagements that help us improve the program by learning from our GeoMentors' experiences.and also inspire and encourage other GeoMentors in their efforts!  Check out our case study library below to learn the different ways GeoMentors are working with the K-12 education community throughout the US.

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K - 4th Grade Case Studies:

  • Arizona: Chuck Powell; Outdoor Learning; K-5th Grades
  • California: Diana Babshoff; Agriculture/Geography of Resources Lesson; 2nd Grade
  • California: Rob Kraft; Geography Awareness Week Lessons; 2nd-5th Grades
  • Colorado: Joseph Kerski; Geography Bee; 4th-8th Graders
  • Georgia: Brian Kaplan; Geography, World Geography and Mapping the Underground Railroad; 4th, 5th, & 9th Grades
  • Idaho: Kade Smith; Map Making; 4th Grade
  • Illinois: Lucy Stanfield; Maps and ArcGIS Online; 2nd & 6th Graders
  • Kentucky: William Lyons; Geologic Hazards, Sinkhole Formation and Mapping; 3rd & 4th Grade
  • Massachusetts: Tanya Bigos; Crowdsource Maps; Elementary
  • Michigan: Raven Wright; Environmental Science, Sustainability, and GIS; K-4
  • Missouri: Caleb Hopkins; Geo-Club; 3rd Grade
  • Pennsylvania: Nettie Ginocchetti & Daniel Yelito; The SHINE After School Program of Luzerne County hosted by Wilkes University; K-8
  • Pennsylvania: Nettie Ginocchetti; SHINE After-School Program; K-8th Grades
  • Tennessee: Bethany Hall; Online County Maps; 4th Grade
  • Virginia: Georgeanne Hribar; Infusing GIS in curriculum; 3rd-8th Grade
  • VirginiaGeorge McLeod; Watershed impacts; K-12
  • Washington: Tonya Kauhi; Sound Mapping; 3rd Grade

5th - 8th Grade Case Studies:

9th - 12th Grade Case Studies:

Educator Training Case Studies:

  • California: Angel Yin; Incorporating GIS in the Classroom for K-12 Educators
  • Minnesota: Scott Freburg; GIS Education, Mentoring, and Support to K-12 Teachers
  • Minnesota: Amy Riley; GIS Workshops for Teachers
  • New Jersey: Jibin LiuMapping Botanical Gardens - Educators
  • South Carolina: Lisa Holzberger: Educators in GIS Workshop; 6th-12th Grade Teachers
  • Worldwide: Rich Schultz & Barbaree Duke; Drones Flying Free Webinar 

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GeoMentor All-Star: Dunny Green

Read about Dunny's efforts in Mississippi since 1998

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