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Summer “Cartography Major” teaches across generations

Teaching GPS at Grandparents University

Karen Tuerk teaches students how to map features of Bascom Hill using GPS. (Photo: Dick Jones)

In early July the Geography Department participated in UW–Madison’s Grandparents University (GPU) by hosting a “cartography major” for 11 grandparents and their grandchildren.

GPU is an award-winning, two-day program that brings children ages 7 to 14 and their grandparents together to learn from each other and to experience the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s dynamic campus atmosphere. Participants have the opportunity to explore a “major” and participate in hands-on activities led by top UW faculty and staff. This is the third summer our department has taken part of this very successful outreach event sponsored by the UW Alumni Association. (more…)

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