Free land surveying program to challenge students

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A free statewide summer program to provide students with opportunities for outdoor learning while also practicing social distancing was announced by the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (NYSAPLS).

The land surveying program will challenge students to use math and science skills while getting outdoors and staying safe, said NYSAPLS.

The program aims to introduce students to the concept of land surveying for boundary determination, teach them how to read and plot a boundary description, and provide related surveying activities that can be accomplished with other students, friends or family members. It was created by NYSAPLS to introduce the younger generation to surveying, as well as teach students the importance and history of the profession, the announcement said.

Students, parents and teachers can access program materials at the association’s website, www.nysapls.org/page/resources, or call 518-432-4046. The packet includes lesson plans and all materials needed for students to take part, said NYSAPLS.

“Our hope is to support continuing education for our students in a fun and safe setting,” said Amber Carpenter, Managing Director at NYSAPLS. “This will be a different summer for students across the state, as many will not be able to take part in familiar or typical summer activities. We hope that these activities will help students exercise their math and science skills while learning more about surveying and having fun at the same time.”

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