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Education and Outreach

AmericaView's national education and outreach goals are broad and generally accomplished through two formal committees. The Education and Outreach Committees are special interest groups of the AmericaView national consortium established in 2005 to effectively organize and support StateView consortia members who are particularly interested in geospatial education, training issues, and outreach. Because our education and outreach goals are closely related, the committees overlap on various projects but have unique projects of their own.Two elementary school students explore a satellite image.

The Education Committee exists to support education, training, and professional development efforts in the areas of K-12, higher education, and professional development. The committee is chaired by Larry Biehl of Purdue University and PI of IndianaView. Specifically, the Education Committee provides a forum for:

  • Scholarly exchange of insights and experiences;
  • Developing and sharing of technical expertise and material resources;
  • Fostering and developing collaborative projects;
  • Developing and sharing remote sensing and related geospatial education resources for the use of the consortium.

The Outreach Committee exists to support both state-level and national projects and events that raise awareness of the AmericaView Consortium's efforts in all aspects of our mission. For example, our members provide formal presentations on the role of their StateView consortia and the national consortium at state, regional, and national meetings and conferences. Our members also distribute fact StateView and national 'Fact Sheets' to potential partners, local and state government agencies such as planning councils and state departments of natural resources, and federal agencies and government officials. The committee is chaired by Mary O'Neill of South Dakota State University and PI of South DakotaView.  Specifically, the Outreach Committee provides a forum for:

  • Fact Sheet development;
  • Development of brochures and other public relations media;
  • Support of formal presentations to geospatial user groups and potential partners;
  • Support for StateView consortium development.