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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Alex Chaucer of Skidmore Receives Grant for GIS Badging Project

The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding individuasl working to make the world - or just their own community - a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place. This week's grant included a well-known New England GIS educator:

Earth Science teacher and geospatial technology expert Alex Chaucer created Geocreds, an innovative digital badge-based website, to encourage higher-education students to gain greater knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) and technology skills. Alex believes these key educational foundations, along with critical thinking skills, are essential to addressing problems like climate change and increased environmental disasters. "We live in a changing world and students are not getting the education they need," he said. "I see a great need for leadership in getting our youth and professionals the right access to geography and GIS education."

Chaucer shared his work at NEARC Educators Day last fall.

Congrats Alex! 

HuffPo via @geoobservatory

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/08 at 05:48 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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