Mapping Natural Disasters
FREE Workshop for Year 10 Students
Led by The British Cartographic Society
Under the LMF programme, The British Cartographic Society (BCS) is extending its Outreach Programme to schools by running FREE to attend workshops for Year 10 secondary school students on mapping natural disasters.
The theme of the workshop is ‘Restless Earth’ with specific reference to post disaster mapping and focuses on the earthquake disaster in Japan. It will involve a series of practical activities that will integrate good map design with GIS technology.
To read a summary of a previous Restless Earth workshop attended by Parkside School click here
The first of these workshops will be held at Lampton School, Hounslow on 26 September from 12.45 pm – 3.00 pm.
The BCS is offering schools the opportunity to send 5 students and a teacher. There are places available for 20 schools to send students. These will be allocated on a first come basis. If you are unsuccessful in gaining places at this workshop BCS will be running further workshops during the London Mapping Festival and you will be the first to hear about new dates.
How to Book
Please follow the three step process below to book:
1. Register your interest
Simply register your interest here. This does not guarantee your place or commit you to attend but allows us to plan for the numbers attending.
2. Notification of your place by 8 September 2011
By 8 September we will offer places to the first 20 schools that registered their interest.
3. Confirm your booking by 15 September 2011
We will ask you to accept or decline this invitation by 15 September 2011. If schools decline we will offer places to other schools on the reserve list. Schools that have confirmed their place but fail to attend the workshop without prior notice will be charged a £50.00 cancellation fee that will cover costs incurred. Where possible we will attempt to fill cancelled places with reserve schools hence negating the £50.00 cancellation fee.