Geo Education in Alaska

Monday, September 15, 2008 at 12:51 PM


Greetings from Fairbanks! I’m writing from the Discovery Lab at the University of Alaska, where members of Google's Geo Education team have just kicked off a series of workshops with educators and students who are interested in learning more about how Google Earth and Maps can be used in the classroom.

It’s hard to believe that in just a few hours we will be in Barrow, the northernmost inhabited location in continental North America. From there we’ll be going to the communities of Kotzebue and Nome before wrapping things up in Anchorage

You can read more about how this trip came to be on the Official Google Blog, and be sure to check back here throughout the week for daily updates from members of the team and our colleagues from UA.

Here’s a map of where we’ll be. As the week goes on we’ll fill it out with photos and stories from the road (or from the air, rather, since there aren’t many roads up here!).


Posted by Kate Hurowitz, Lat Long blog team