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Teen Science Café: Geography and GIS at the Museum of Nature & Science 2018

The Museum of Nature and Science, 411 N. Main St., invites all middle and high school students to “Teen Science Café: Geography and GIS” with Bureau of Land Management geographer, Ray Hewitt, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018. Dinner will be provided for the free event.

Geographic Information System (GIS) is an incredible tool that allows scientists and researchers to analyze spatial and geographic data. Whether someone is interested in criminal statistics, land use, wildlife habitats, or traffic patterns, GIS can help manage and interpret information. Teen Science Café participants will see firsthand how GIS can provide a visual interpretation of data and talk with Mr. Hewitt, a professional who uses this technology every day.

Teen Science Café is a free, fun way for teens to explore the advances in science and technology and meet with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math professionals to learn about career options for their future. Teens participate in discussion and hands-on activities for deeper exploration of topics they choose.

Admission to the Museum of Nature and Science is free. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. For information, visit the City’s Museum System website or call 575/522-3120.