What was your favorite class in K-12? Anatomy
How did you first learn about and/or use GIS? I took a course during my last semester at the University of Colorado, but by graduation that spring, the software I had learned was already obsolete. It wasn't until I moved to Glacier National Park that my boss taught me to useArcView v.3 to help plan a bear project.
Name one thing you love about GIS and/or geography: Analyzing wildlife habitat use and movement data.
Why did you want to volunteer as a GeoMentor? I've enjoyed helping students using ArcGIS Online for science fair projects and always learn new skills when I help others.
What kind of GeoMentor volunteer opportunity and experience are you looking for? I would welcome requests for help on a project or questions about the work I do.
If someone asked you why they should learn about GIS and/or geography, how would you respond in one sentence? GIS skills are valuable in many careers, including wildlife biology, and offer young people a way to apply interests in computers, technology, and design into their work. By adding a spatial component you will find yourself answering questions that you had never thought to ask.
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