USGIF K-12 Educational Outreach
USGIF’s goal for K-12 students is to foster general awareness of GEOINT and the role it plays in their everyday lives, as well as the myriad career opportunities the field offers.
How to Get Involved
Portable Planet is a 35-by-26-foot vinyl map designed for children and teachers to walk on, explore its many features, and complete geography and geospatial activities on. Portable Planet is produced and owned by USGIF, and is rented out to schools as an educational tool in assisting with curriculum in geography. Additionally, USGIF created cross-disciplinary, hands-on activities for educators to conduct on the map.
Bring Intro to GEOINT to a Local School
USGIF is looking for volunteers to share our Intro to GEOINT presentation at your local schools. This is a great way to give back by helping edGEOcate our future leaders.
We have prepared presentation materials for you that is geared toward grades 5-8 and provides an overview of GEOINT—geography, maps, satellites, imagery, remote sensing, GIS, and careers. The presentation takes 45 minutes to one hour and is highly interactive with games, Q&A, stories, videos, and much more.
If you are interested in presenting Intro to GEOINT at your local school, please contact USGIF’s Lead Educational Manager Lindsay Mitchell at email@example.com.
USGIF has created a number of user-friendly GEOINT resources for teachers to easily integrate in their classrooms, as well as for volunteers to take to a school.
Upcoming Events & Activities
Dyslexic Edge: Pathways to STEM Excellence Conference & Festival
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
USGIF will be participating in the STEM-A-Palooza event where families can interact with different STEM activities, demos, and challenges. USGIF will have a build-your-own-satellite and imagery analysis station. Find out more about this event.
K-12 STEM Symposium
Nysmith School, Herndon, VA
USGIF is exhibiting alongside Riverside Research at the annual K-12 STEM Symposium. The Foundation will provide a build-your-own-satellite activity as well as an imagery analysis station. Learn more about the event and to attend, click here.