Your Donation Dollars At Work
As an educational nonprofit, USGIF strives to expand its educational opportunities beyond the GEOINT Community. With the help of your contributions to the EdGEOcation Giving Fund, USGIF is able to make this happen. Check out our upcoming events and programing.
Hamilton Elementary School, Hamilton, VA
The Foundation will participate in Hamilton Elementary’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Night. USGIF staff will talk to students about what satellites are, have students analyze satellite imagery, and look at before and after images of natural disasters.
Visit to Heritage High School
Heritage High School, Leesburg, VA
USGIF staff will give a presentation to high school students enrolled in Heritage’s GIS course about GEOINT, college, and careers.
Loudoun County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
USGIF presented an award and provided a judge for the Loudoun County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. USGIF offered a Special Achievement in GEOINT Award to a student who’s project demonstrates the best use of geospatial intelligence to solve a real-world problem or issue. The winner was Jonathan Kerr, Broad Run High School student, for his project on “Remote and Autonomous Seismic Vulnerability Evaluation Using Satellite Imagery.”
Giant Map Tour in Loudoun County
Loudoun County Public Schools rented the National Geographic Giant Traveling Map of North America. The map traveled to various elementary schools in the county, exposing kids to geography. USGIF assisted with the giant map by visiting Seldens Landing Elementary and Hamilton Elementary, and giving a GEOINT 101 presentation while completing interactive activities on the map with the students.
Feb. 22, 2017
The Foundation took part in Moorefield Station Elementary School’s STEM Night. USGIF staff talked to students about what satellites are, had students analyze satellite imagery, and look at before and after images of natural disasters.
Jan. 27, 2017
USGIF participated in the International Spy Museum’s annual Spy Fest, an educational family event where kids and parents get a rare glimpse into the secret world of espionage through interactive, spy-related activities. Volunteers from the Young Professionals Group (YPG) taught families about satellites using 3D satellite imagery provided by Vricon. Kids could also build their own satellites using everyday household items.