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Hands-on GPS and remote sensing training for high school learners during IGARSS 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa

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Hands-on GPS and remote sensing training for high school learners during IGARSS 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa
Continuing the commitment of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) to education and outreach, the IEEE 2009 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) conference in Cape Town, South Africa provided an opportunity for over 400 local high school students to engage in hands-on GPS training and remote sensing workshops. Mafeteng Schools Environment Network (MSEN) and the Students' Health and Welfare Centres Organization (SHAWCO) worked with the University of Cape Town in identifying the student learners, who had an average age of 17.7 years and came from socio-economically challenged populations in areas surrounding Cape Town. Activities included a remote sensing art workshop, Mathematics of Remote Sensing team contest, and a scavenger hunt requiring students to ask questions of scientists and vendors. NOAA scientists led discussions and demonstrations of educational products to help build understanding of the science of Earth's systems and the stew...
Linda Hayden, Ambrose Jearld, Je'aime Powell, Kuch
Added 18 May 2011
Updated 18 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where IGARSS
Authors Linda Hayden, Ambrose Jearld, Je'aime Powell, Kuchumbi Hayden, Nina L. Jackson
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