Global Connections and Exchange 2014 Youth TechCamps Application Due January 10, 2014

(Thanks to Jo Oshiro for passing this along!)

Learn more about online mapping and geographic technologies and use them to help YOUR community and environment! Experience a deeper understanding about different places and cultures of the world!

With a name like Global Connections and Exchange Youth TechCamps: My Community, Our Earth (MyCOE) Program, this camp is a mouthful. But the upshot is, 10 students from the US are selected to participate in one of three TechCamps with peers from around the world. They will learn about how geotechnologies can contribute to the scientific understanding of the environment and global climate change. Students learn skills and techniques like online mapping, GIS and GPS. Precamp orientation and online collaboration will prepare students for a ten day camp in Bolivia, Panama, or South Africa. At the camps, students self-organize into teams and create youth-driven community projects. Camp activities will include an introduction to online geotechnologies and how to apply them in service to communities. All camp and travel expenses are paid for by the State Department.

Much more information and the application are available on line. Applications, which include letter of reference from a teacher or guidance counselor are due January 10, 2014.

Students who are interested in geography and want to apply their knowledge to solve real world problems can also peruse and submit their own MyCOE Youth-Led projects.

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