K-8 Program at GEOINT 2017

What is the K-8 Program?

USGIF will be providing a K-8 program at GEOINT 2017 for students to experience and explore GEOINT. Through this program, students are able to open their minds to GEOINT and consider the field as a possible career opportunity. USGIF is excited to have local San Antonio K-8 Girl Scouts and 8th graders from the Girls Inc. Eureka STEM program at the Symposium. Girl Scouts will be earning a STEM merit badge upon completion of all the day’s activities.


Monday, June 5
K-8 Girl Scouts and parents
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, June 6
8th grade Girls Inc.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Intro to GEOINT
The students will get a basic introduction to GEOINT to start their day. This presentation talks about early explorers, maps, aerial imaging, GIS, and remote sensing.

National Geographic Giant Traveling Map
National Geographic’s Giant Traveling Map of North America will be on display in the main hall, directly to the left of registration. It truly is a giant map, measuring at 35 by 26 feet!

Not only is the giant map cool to explore and take photos on, but also the giant traveling maps program is a gateway for K-8 students to learn geography through a fun and interactive experience. The students will be doing activities on the map that teaches map reading and spatial skills. Activities include a satellite imagery presentation by DigitalGlobe, an imagery analysis game, and a scavenger hunt on the map that tests intelligence and analysis skills.

Activity speakers

Exhibit Hall Booth Tour
Thank you to our sponsors AECOM, AGI, BAE Systems, DigitalGlobe, and Raytheon! The students will get to visit each of these company’s booths and get to see demos and try out their technology to learn about every facet of GEOINT.

Live UAS Demo
Students will see Sinclair College’s a live unmanned aerial systems demo with their new mobile ground control station. Students will see the UAS fly in action and learn about why UAS are important to GEOINT.

Women in GEOINT Panel
A casual presentation where female leaders in the GEOINT Community will talk about how they got to where they are today in their careers, why it’s important for girls to get involved in STEM, and the challenges of having a career in STEM.

Presentation times:
Monday, June 5, 3-3:45 p.m.
Tuesday, June 6, 3:15-3:45 p.m.

GEOINT 2017 attendees are welcome to stop by the map and listen in on the panel.

Thanks You To Our Sponsors