April 19, 2007

Event of interest tonight in Boulder area - Service at Sea - ship-based Geo-technology assistance program

This comes on short notice to any of you in the Denver, Boulder area or Colorado. Tina Carey tipped me off about his one that you may have heard about last year at the ESRI UC. Tonight in Broomfield at the ESRI office, members of this interesting initiative will provide a synopsis/status of the Service at Sea project. This is a great opportunity to understand the purpose of the project, how it will operate, who is involved, and how you can get involved. Visitors will be treated toe stories and pictures from the proof-of-concept trip to Africa last summer. Date - Thursday (7:30PM) at ESRI in Broomfield, CO. Some background on service at sea - Service at Sea is a non-profit ship-based Geo-technology assistance program, launching from the ESRI User Conference (San Diego, June, 2007) this year. GIS experts, scientists, and teachers will sail around the world facilitating conservation and heritage organizations with geo-technology to support their missions, and to celebrate the importance of service to others. The journey will be chronicled and shared with K-12 teachers worldwide as downloadable teaching units, and live broadcasts via the Internet to augment social studies, geography, conservation, and technology curriculums. See www.serviceatsea.org for more and be sure to contact their info email for details and to let them know you want to attend. I'll be there so be sure to look for me and say hi ;0)

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