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Geography hosts its first Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL)

The SAIL Program offers a fantastic experience for local-area high school students from under-represented backgrounds to come to campus and participate in a week-long programs that are fun interactive, and engaging. This year Geography will host its first SAIL program July 23rd – 28th, which will include activities that ask students to reflect on how we understand places, a mapathon, a GPS scavenger hunt, an urban geography scavenger hunt, lessons on using online platforms to make maps, a field trip to the Willamette River to study fluvial processes, and more!

27 students have chosen to participate in the Place Matters: Geography program. These are all students from under-represented background, including first generation students and minority students, and the program is free. Several Geography majors and gradaute students are assisting in the program. We’re excited to expose high school students who may be at UO in the next couple of years to what we do, and show that that place matters and geography matters! Learn more about the program and the opportunities it provides to students (including scholarship opportunities and more!) on the UO SAIL website.