GPS Program

GPS Program

Utah 4-H is into GPS! Utah is one of the leaders in using GPS technology in 4-H. Take a look at some of the things we have to offer dealing with GPS technology.

GPS Trainings
Over the past few years youth and adults from all over Utah have been trained on the use of GPS units by attending GPS Training workshops that have been held all over the state of Utah. The GPS Trainings have been so successful because they have a "Learn by Doing" focus.

If you are interested in attending a GPS Training, please contact your county extension 4-H office to find out when one will be held in your area.
 
GPS Units
The GPS Units that the State 4-H Office recommends are the Garmin eTrex Legend. These have proven to be good units for teaching both youth and adults as they are easy to use and are reasonably priced. We DO NOT sell GPS units, but we do have units that can be checked out by any of the 4-H offices in the state.

We suggest that you do not buy direct from Garmin, as they will be more expensive this way. A good place to get the Garmin eTrex Legend at a good price is amazon.com.
 
Download GPS Teaching Resources
4-H is successful in a large part because of the volunteer leaders who lead clubs at the local level. In order to help those volunteers and staff who are interested in using GPS with their clubs, several teaching resources have been made available on a CD that is available to volunteer leaders. 
 
Click here to download the GPS CD teaching resources
 
Or e-mail Dave Francis to have a CD sent to you.
    
Other Online GPS Resources
There are lots of great resources available for GPS. Take some time to browse through the following links if you need more information about GPS.
 
Free GPS Software