Across the state of Oklahoma, teams of youth and adults have formed to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to help prepare their communities for potential emergencies. Oklahoma 4-H teams have selected projects ranging from locating storm sirens to distributing emergency maps. Each of these teams has partnered with a local EMS agency to address a community need while developing their geospatial skills. When conducting 4-H GIS, two goals should be kept in mind: public service and youth development. Partnerships are important to the success of youth and GIS. This program would not be as successful and effective without these partnerships.
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Sallee, J., & Allen, K. (2011). Youth GIS Partnerships in Action: Alert, Evacuate, and Shelter. The Journal of Extension, 49(5), Article 15. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.49.05.15