National Geographic's Giant Traveling Map Visits in Colorado
Colorado schools have hosted several different giant maps. To see pictures or media coverage of these map visits, check out the links below.
To view pictures from the 2013 visit at Castle Rock Middle School, click on this link.
COGA created an online map through ArcGIS online to show the geographic range of visitors to the tour of the Giant Map of the Pacific. This map shows a yellow point for each school that had a student visit the Cool Science Festival Map, and red dots for the individual schools visited. Click on the points to see how many students visited from that area! Additionally, visit the ArcGIS map link to see the geographic range of visitors to the tour of the Giant Map of Africa. The green dots show the schools the map visited and the orange dots represent where young kids came from to visit the map.
Visits from previous years:
- Giant Map of North America in Grand Juntion - "Giant map helps teach District 51 kids about geography". See the picture here.
- National Geographic's Giant Map of the Pacific traveled to several schools in Colorado, including those in Norwood. See the last page of The Norwood Post for photos.
- National Geographic's Giant Map of Asia visited schools on the Western Slope in April 2012. Watch the video from the KREX newsroom for a new view of the continent.
- Giant Map in Pueblo - "Mapping Knowledge", Adrian Garcia, The Pueblo Chieftain, Sunday, June 12, 2011.
- National Geographic Society’s North America Giant Map on display in Colorado Springs.
- "Giant map to aid geography education", UCCS Press Release.
- Check out photos from West Middle School and Sand Creek Library!
- Colorado Springs Gazette, September 16, 2009