Kentucky 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts:  mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity.  This project fosters Mastery by allowing youth to develop skills using the Global Positioning System as well as reading and developing maps, using a map and compass for orienteering, collecting and applying data, and learning how technology is used to find locations and coordinates; Belonging by encouraging youth to work with a group with similar interests and an experienced and caring adult to learn about opportunities and careers related to the Geospatial industry;  Independence by practicing the skills learned to solve real world problems and; Generosity by using the skills they have developed to give back to their family and/or community by developing accurate maps related to traffic patterns, accessibility and other community needs.  Contact your county extension office for more information (link).



State Contact: Torey Earle, Extension Specialist for 4-H Youth Development - Science, Engineering and Technology; Office/ Mailing Address: UK College of Engineering Paducah Campus, CLC 210, 4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, KY 42002-7380; Phone: 270-534-3105; Fax: 270-534-3071; Email: tearle@uky.edu

4-H State Staff Contact: Ashley Osborne, Extension Specialist for 4-H Youth Development; Office: 209F Scovell Hall, University of Kentucky; Mailing address: 212 Scovell Hall, Lexington, KY 40546; Phone: 859-218-0986; Fax: 859-257-7180; Email: ashley.osborne@uky.edu