Anew Get Kids into Survey activity poster not only encourages children to delve into the world of surveying, but also to respect the land and culture of our Traditional Owners.
Get Kids into Survey began in the UK as an idea to spark children’s interest in surveying by providing fun activities and resources based on surveying and mapping concepts. It was put in place as a measure to overcome severe shortages of surveyors in many countries.
A range of fun activity posters and activities are available free of charge to surveyors, teachers, students and parents.
The latest, proudly Australian poster was initiated by Gary Dorn, Operations Manager at Total Surveying Solutions, and created in conjunction with surveying representatives from around the nation.
The poster explores the concept of land protection and respect for Australia’s Traditional Owners. It was released to coincide with this year’s NAIDOC week, which took place from 4 to 11 July.
“This poster helps to teach children that this protection is of utmost importance and that surveyors play a key role here. Children are provided with examples of work in this area; for example, a Surveyor and Indigenous guide perform a Culture Protection Survey using GPS,” said Dorn.
“Through collaboration with a wide range of sponsors we’ve had the opportunity to develop a fantastic poster that’s relatable to all Aussie school kids and incorporates recognisable landmarks and animals,” added Narelle Underwood, Surveyor-General of NSW and Get Kids into Survey Ambassador.
“There’s also a theme in this poster that’s relevant to our surveying profession – diversity. People from a range of backgrounds and cultures are taking part in the activities and it’s this diversity we’re encouraging in the profession.
“That’s why the NSW Surveying Taskforce also runs events such as Diversity in Surveying Day to inspire men and women of all backgrounds to take up a career in surveying,” Underwood added.
The new poster is now available online at www.getkidsintosurvey.com and will soon be offered in printed format.
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