24. International Association for Children in Museums / Children in Museums Award 2016
GeoFort Herwijnen, The Netherlands september 24th 12:30 - 12:55
The Importance of Spatial Thinking
Willemijn Simon van Leeuwen Founder and CEO, GeoFort
GeoFort is a science center in the Netherlands where visitors can experiment with cartography and navigation at a beautiful old fortress. GeoFort emphasizes the importance of spatial thinking to a broader audience and stimulates younger people to choose geosciences related study. Visitors are invited to experience the geo-ICT behind climate change, renewable energy, big data, tracking â€˜n tracing, satellite images, geodesign, Minecraft and many more topics.
Since 2006 Dr Willemijn Simon van Leeuwen is founder and CEO of the science center GeoFort. Her passion is to make sence of fun of dull looking geo-ICT topics. Willemijn studied cartography and GIS at the University of Utrecht and obtained her master degree in 1996.
Pre-conference online publication announcing the 2017 event