Sandi Baker, a Bigfork High School junior and Cave Club member, prepares to establish monitoring for biological resources at a cave entrance within the Grand Canyon. The club made its second trip to the canyon earlier this month to continue extensive monitoring and mapping of cave environments. The success and national recognition of the Cave Club paved the way for establishing Geographic Information Systems classes at the high school and middle school.
Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2012 7:45 am
Flathead Valley has mountains of environmental data waiting for Bigfork High School students in Geographic Information Systems classes to collect, analyze and make sense of, often for the benefit of state and federal agencies.
The first Geographic Information Systems class was introduced last year taught by Hans Bodenhamer. This year, Bodenhamer teaches two high school classes and, for the first time, is teaching it at the seventh-grade level.
Saturday, April 28, 2012 7:45 am.