Sidney Stephens of MapTEACH (back left) and DeAnne Pinney Stevens (back middle), a geologist with the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, are pictured with students in Hughes. The children are holding up maps they made of their village.
Sidney Stephens of MapTEACH, a project of the UA Geography Program, traveled to Hughes to work with teachers and school children in March. Helping the students get a jump start on their GIS work was the goal.
The students were introduced to GIS, used GPS receivers to mark waypoints in town, brought those waypoints into GIS and created maps of Hughes featuring the waypoints they chose.