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GeoSpatial PhotoWith a history of implementing and supporting high-quality STEM education programs, National 4-H Council and National 4-H Youth Conference Center have partnered with top professionals and corporate partners to provide further opportunities to all students interested in the Global Positioning System (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), and remote sensing (RS). We developed the structure of the summits to maximize the amount of hands-on learning experiences and translate that learning to direct outcomes. Students are trained to create action plans to implement back in the own communities to teach other youth about what they have learned.

Who should attend?

This Summit is open to any high school student in grades 9-12 as of September 2013. Participate as a team (as few as two and as many as 10) with at least one adult mentor/chaperone. Youth interested in participating should contact leaders in their school, scout troop, religious organization or club to identify an adult to register and accompany them at the event. Adult chaperones and mentors are able to register their youth team today.

What’s included?

The National Youth Summit on Geospatial Technologies includes hands-on learning, presentations by experts in the field, participatory workshops, supplemental curriculum and tools, tours of geospatial technologies related businesses and government agencies, hotel accommodations at National 4-H Youth Conference Center, meals and a guided night time tour of the monuments and memorials in Washington DC. All-you-can-eat meals are served at the Clover Cafe at National 4-H Youth Conference Center beginning with dinner on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 and ending with breakfast on Sunday, September 29, 2013.