My team and I have developed the nation’s 1st GeoBus in the United States to support science’s next generation.
To learn more about GeoBus and to partner with us on it, please visit our GeoBus site on the Citizen Science GIS website.
To make a tax-deductible donation to GeoBus through our Citizen Science GIS Foundation account at University of Central Florida, please visit our donation page through the UCF Foundation.
What is GeoBus?
We are a 40 foot city bus with a mobile citizen science laboratory focused on maps, apps, and drones that visits all K-12 schools in Florida. The GeoBus is a collaborative partnership between University of Central Florida, Citizen Science GIS, and other community partners (to be named once the ink is dry).
Why it matters.
The Power of Big and the Power of Being 1st! UCF hosts the first of its kind mobile geospatial technology experience in the United States. We Transport Maps, Apps, and Drones to Science’s Next Generation: Most K-12 schools do not offer geospatial technology, geography, or mapping experiences to students. We fill the gap through mobile education! We Support In-Demand Careers: There is an annual growth rate of 35% in geospatial technology careers*. Yet, K-12 students are often unaware of these careers. We stimulate interest in these career fields! We Provide Access to All: Scheduling priority is given to Title 1 schools and schools lacking sufficient support for science and geospatial technology experiences. We believe these technologies should be shared with all in society!
GeoBus in development at Lynx maintenance facility in Orlando, Fl (spring 2019).