An Environmental Justice x GIS workshop series

Virtual Workshop Dates:
February to April 2024

Weekly Sessions:
Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30 PM ET


The Eco GIS virtual workshops focus on the intersections of environmental justice (EJ) in Michigan and using technical tools for social change. Through the series, you will be exposed to GIS (geographic information systems) skills and analytical methods to advance EJ efforts in your community and region.

The virtual workshop series will incorporate a mini-project element focused around an environmental theme. These themes will be explored:

  • Water & Land Resources
  • Energy
  • Air & Pollution
  • Urban Development
  • Conservation & Habitats
  • Food & Agriculture

This workshop series is a great introduction to U-M’s newer Bachelor of Science in Urban Technology degree.

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Why should I sign up?

Open to high school students across Michigan – connect with other youth passionate about justice!

Boost your resume with technical skills.

Learn about environmental justice in Michigan, exploring topics such as water justice and youth activism.

Workshop Schedule

Session Date
Session 1 February 27, 2024
Session 2 March 5, 2024
Session 3 March 12, 2024
Session 4 March 19, 2024
Session 5 April 2, 2024
Session 6 April 9, 2024
Session 7 April 16, 2024
Session 8 April 23, 2024
Final Showcase Saturday, April 27, 11 am – 2 pm
Art & Architecture Building
2000 Bonisteel Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Virtual sessions 1-8 meet from 6 – 7:30 PM ET. This schedule is tentative.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in these virtual workshops?

Workshops are open to all high school youth currently living in Michigan however some content will be Detroit-specific.

Do I have to pay to attend?

Not at all! All workshops are provided free of cost to you.

Do I get a certificate of completion for participating in the workshops?

Yes! All students who attend at least 6 of the 8 workshops will receive a certificate of completion.

How do I sign up?

Complete the registration form and turn in all forms to register to attend the workshop series. Register by February 12, 2024.

Do I have to do work outside of the workshops?

Workshops are designed so students get all the benefits from simply attending and participating in workshop activities.

This free virtual STEM workshop series is co-sponsored by Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and trubel&co. It is made possible by generous support from CIV:LAB of Michigan.