Data surrounds and influences us. Outside the classroom, students can evaluate, understand, collect, and analyze information by using GIS to turn data into maps and apps. A problem to solve becomes a project that turns kids into collaborators working on service learning, data science, and solution design.
Esri Schools Program
Our future depends on youth ready to address challenges large and small. The Esri Schools Program provides resources for youth club leaders and parents that engage students beyond the classroom, preparing them to understand complex issues through a geographic approach.
What you can do
Bigfork High School Cave Club wins awards
This tiny club in a tiny town in a great big state uses GIS underground and in the classroom, earning multiple awards.
Free software for instruction
Ready to create, save, and share maps? Get a license. Accounts are free for teachers, students, and mentors to use for instruction.