Explore South America at Smiley Library’s GeoDay 16

Explore South America at Smiley Library’s GeoDay 16
Posted on 04/25/2016

Young explorers and their families are invited to spend a fun afternoon learning about South America’s geography while being introduced to the fascinating world of Geographic Information Systems at A.K. Smiley Public Library’s GeoDay 16 from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

Guests will receive a personalized “passport” to South America in order to get up close and personal with the Andes and the Amazon on the National Geographic Giant (35’ by 26’) Traveling Map of South America - don’t forget your socks for map-walking! Use Arc/GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to track South American soccer teams as they make their way to Copa América or get a 3-D view of how climate change impacts the rain forests. Follow the navel orange from Bahia to Redlands and construct your own tiny orange crate. Get your groove on with pre-Columbian and South American music from Alturas. Learn to dance the cumbia with the Limonadas Dance Company. Play games and read books about South America in the Library’s Young Readers Room. Construct your own paper globe. Decorate and eat a yummy, continental cookie, thanks to Gerrard’s Market.

Free admission to GeoDay 16 is sponsored by A.K. Smiley Public Library, University of Redlands, and Esri.

“Last year's GeoDay event was very popular and we anticipate an even better event this year,” observed Library Director Don McCue.

The Smiley Library is located at 125 W. Vine St. in Redlands. To learn more about the event, visit www.akspl.org or contact the library at (909) 798-7565.