Come learn about the art, science and technology of maps. Maps represent and communicate about our worlds: real, perceived and imagined. These worlds may be local, global or perhaps space bound. This course will expose you to the many different ways maps can portray spatial relationships, from
more traditional visual maps to abstract maps that use other senses to represent place. We will also explore hands-on one of the most powerful mapping platforms today - Google Earth. As a part of an active mapping part of the course you will learn basic navigational skills necessary to participate in fun family-oriented treasure hunting activities such as geo-caching and letter-boxing. Come join us in learning how to envision the world through maps!
Computer Skill Requirements: Basic knowledge of computers; left and right click options on mouse, copy and paste type functions, email skills, use of a digital camera and ability to download camera files.