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Hive Mapping Cooperative (HMC)

Piloting open-source mapping and data-sharing platforms to facilitate collaborative youth-guided inquiry, within and across programs.

Lead Organization:
The Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Partner Organizations:

Project Goal:
Strategies to teach mapping and analysis of spatial data to youth audiences. Youth use maps to inform, create, and inspire narratives and dialogue around environmental, social, and political issues, recognizing maps as contested spaces; Chicago-based environmental mapping and data portal populated with data collected by Chicago youth; Infrastructure to facilitate youth collaboration (data sharing, contributing data, asking new questions, etc.) across and among youth-serving organizations; Foster an open science ethos (sharing, openness & collaboration) among youth/future citizens, scientists. Provide Hive organizations with the results of our pilot through a “deep dive” or similar training (and in “real-time” via

Project Tags:
2014 Round 1 RFP

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