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  • 11/14/2014
  • Mt Eddy
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Hello Friends of Wildlandfire.com,

The Team at FireWhat/Wildlandfire.com have embarked on a mission to help rebuild our local schools. The past 4 months, we have been working with our High School and Elementary Schools to introduce Geographic Information Systems into the schools.  This is part of our collaborative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Ahead Dunsmuir Project.  STEAM is an adaptation of STEM Education.  We have partner with our local non profit partner, The River Exchange, and the schools to build a brighter future for the kids.

This year we are hosting the first annual GIS Day, November 19th.  This is part of the larger International GIS Day, which was built to introduce GIS to kids, and let them interact with the number one advancing career in the job market.  To be able to help the kids learn skills that are applied to everyday life has been a great project.  We are working with a local non-profit company named The River Exchange to raise $6,000 for the GIS Day event.  We have raised just over $4,100 so far.  Most of the donations have been local, and $990 has been raised on our indiegogo page.

We would appreciate the help to get the kids new curriculum.  Dunsmuir is one of the poorest communities in the Nation, with an unemployment rate of just over 18 percent.  The kids don’t have much to look forward to when they go home, and this project is a chance to help them see someone is there for them to show them a new future.

Anyhow, if you can, we’d appreciate it!  The event is going to be a great day, and we are supporting the event in many ways.  Any little bit helps!

Thanks,

 

The FireWhat/Wildlandfire.com Team!

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