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K-12 Outreach

Geospatial education initiatives bring location-specific learning to K-12 classrooms in Georgia. Faculty and student outreach teams conduct field experiences for young students, lead geospatial technology demos at middle and high schools, and coordinate GIS opportunities with collaborating industry partners and local schools.

Schedule a School Visit

Email Dr. Allison Bailey, Associate Professor, to schedule a visit to your school.

Free Educational Resources

ESRI, the leading software provider of geospatial technology, offers free software to K-12 schools and lesson plans and geospatial activities through their ConnectEd Program. This is the same software used by students enrolled at IESA@UNG with many IESA classes which will prepare future IESA majors for the technology skills needed to be successful in college.

GIS Competition and Awards for K-12 Students

IESA, in collaboration, with the Georgia GIS Coordinating Committee (GISCC) and ESRI, coordinate a GIS Competition program for students in grades 4 through 12. If you are a teacher of students in grades 4-12 and wish for your school to participate in this program, please email Dr. Allison Bailey at with your school, class, and contact information.

About the Competition

  1. Students in grades 4-12, in teams of 1 or 2, do a custom project, then create a web app or story map about their project, and submit it to school
  2. Teachers at each school choose the school's 5 best and submit them to the state
  3. Participating states pick their 5 best HS and 5 best MS, award $100 to each, pick 1 of each 5 for national competition, send info on all 10 to Esri
  4. Esri makes participation map, chooses 1 HS and 1 MS team for top prizes
  5. Top HS and top MS go to Esri Education GIS Conf and present their map in Esri UC Map Gallery

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