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4-H Science Toolkits - Geospatial (GIS/GPS) Project

This activity kit is based on curriculum from Cornell University. Youth will explore geospatial sciences from simple Geocaching (using GPS receivers to look for hidden treasure boxes all around the world), to complex community mapping projects. These activities are designed to introduce youth to the concepts behind mapping and geospatial science.

  • General Tool Kit Information Sheet (to reserve a tool kit): Word | PDF
  • Project Curriculum (under “Featured Curriculum Materials” select “4-H Geospatial Science Toolkit”)
  • Supply List


The School of Computing and Information Science at UMaine offers advanced degrees in Spatial Information Science and Engineering!  To learn more, visit their website.

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Cooperative Extension: 4-H
103 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: 1.800.287.0274
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System