A competition to discover cartography in lower secondary school

The Young Cartographers Wanted! is in its 6th edition this year. Aimed at geography students in lower secondary school in Quebec, it aims to introduce one of the sectors of geomatics: cartography.

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The competition Young cartographers wanted! is in its 6th edition this year. Aimed at geography students in lower secondary school in Quebec, it aims to introduce one of the sectors of geomatics: cartography.

The theme this year is "Mapping your living environment by highlighting one or more issues that affect the territory". This is a great project to pair with the social universe program. Concretely, budding cartographers will be able to represent, on a geographical map of course, the environment of their choice (their neighborhood, their city, their province, etc.) and integrate an issue that concerns them. "From the problem of transport, to the development of a city through the protection of the marine environment, the only limit is to be based on elements of reality", one explains in the press release.

The map can be produced by hand or using drawing software, thus integrating a very interesting technological dimension. To participate, the teacher must register his students by February 16, 2013, then send the student cards by March 16, 2013 at the latest. on the site, there is a kit for teachers and a template starting grid to create the map.

Five finalists will be chosen from among those registered for the 1time year of secondary school, and five others for the 2e year. They will attend the unveiling of the big winners at a ceremony in June in Quebec City.

This contest is organized by the Champlain Section of the Canadian Association of Geomatics (CGHA) and the Department of Geomatics at Cégep Limoilou, which will award more than 3,000 $ in prizes, including laptops, iPod Touch, cameras, thanks to the sponsors. digital devices with GPS, boarding a boat for a hydrographic mission, visits to Parks Canada sites and more.

All details are available on the site.

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General manager of École branchée, Audrey holds a graduate degree in educational technologies and a bachelor's degree in public communication. Member of the Order of Excellence in Education of Quebec, she is particularly interested in the professional development of teachers, information in the digital age and media education, while actively creating bridges between the actors of the educational ecosystem since 1999. She is involved these days in particular in Edteq Association and as a member of the ACELF Communications Committee. When she has free time, she is passionate about her children, his rabbits, horses, good wine and... Web programming!

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