The Fourth Annual Conference of GIS Educators in Maine is coming up on November 18th from 9:30 to 4:30 at the Augusta Civic Center.  Registration is now open. Please visit the conference website for details about the conference and a link to the secure online registration form: http://gis.maine.edu/conference.htm. The agenda will be posted soon.

The conference fee is $35 for registration received on or before November 14th and $40 for late registration. K12 teachers and students of all levels attend free!

Their keynote speaker will be Jeannie Allen, a Senior Science Education Specialist Sigma Space Corp. at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She works with NASA’s Landsat program and
will wow you with satellite views of earth and tell you about the upcoming launch of the next generation Landsat satellite. Jeannie will also be giving a workshop on Image J, a free satellite image analysis application.

We still have a couple of open slots for presentations or workshops in the Higher Education Track. If you would like to present, please propose a workshop or presentation using their convenient web form here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/959R36R. Guidelines are on the proposal page.

Student project showcase and competition: This year the Maine GIS Championships will be held in conjunction with the conference. Students of any level from middle school through graduate school are invited to present a project, video or poster. Students presenting are not required to attend the conference, but there will be additional awards for those who do attend. Visit the conference website for details on the student showcase: http://gis.maine.edu/student_competition.htm.

Participants may bring up to three posters each (48” x 48” or smaller) to share at the lunchtime poster session. Posters may highlight programs, projects and student work. We will also have tables for displays and handouts. If you’d like to bring posters and/or display materials, please indicate that on your registration form in the space required.

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