STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Understanding natural disasters, information can be gained to prepare for the worst.
The ninth annual GIS day was held at Mississippi State today. Sixty Columbus Middle schoolers had hands on experience with GIS technology as well as learn about career opportunities in the field. Students learned how to track a hurricane, examine the damages of flooding and evacuation routes. One volunteer says she hopes the children seek more information after today’s event.
“Hoping that they learn not only how to use the technology, but also the importance of being able to find this information out for themselves and for their communities and how helpful it can be to those in need for hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and all the different data that’s available out there,” says Sarah Redencic.
Hurricane Isaac and Sandy were used as some examples for the students.