Geospatial is a national 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at National 4-H Service Supply. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Geospatial.

Geospatial 1
What you can do in this project: discover ways of thinking about geographic positions; learn about navigational tools, such as GIS, GPS, and compasses; and learn to measure distances.
Grades: 4-12
Resource: CD8458, Exploring Spaces, Going Places CD (“Getting Out” section)

Geospatial 2
What you can do in this project: learn how to collect data; combine data with geographical positions; make maps of home, neighborhood and community.
Grades: 4-12
Resource: CD8358, Exploring Spaces, Going Places CD (“On the Trail” section)

Geospatial 3
What you can do in this project: use multi-layered maps to attempt to solve problems; find ways to reduce traffic congestion; and pinpoint pollution sources.
Grades: 4-12
Resource: CD8358, Exploring Spaces, Going Places CD (“Reaching Your Destination” section)

Geospatial Leader
Resources: CD8458, Exploring Spaces, Going Places CD
4H500, I’m a 4-H Project Leader. Now What Do I Do?


Want to learn more about Geospatial? Try the links below.

Geospatial Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including Geospatial. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
If you’re in grades 8-10, check out the next Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference, scheduled each June at the UW-Madison campus. The conference offers educational seminars in most areas of 4-H. Contact your county Extension office for details.

County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.

Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Geospatial Project. Just follow these links!

Official global GPS cache hunt site. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online.

Geocaching with Kids
Ideas on how to geocache with kids throughout the year.

National 4-H Online Projects: Geospatial
Visit this site for more Geospatial Project information.

Wisconsin 4-H STEM
Resources and links to science, engineering, and technology activities.

Project Support

For more information on the 4-H Geospatial Project, contact the following:

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.

UW-Extension State Specialist: Joanna Skluzacek