11th January 2012

Launching a GeoVation Challenge on Mission:Explore


GeoVation winner’s Mission:Explore will be announcing their support for a new GeoVation Challenge and a brand new Ordnance Survey “Viewpoint” reward, both aimed at supporting children, families and schools in using geography in innovative ways.

During a presentation at the BETT Show on Saturday 14 January Alan Parkinson from Mission:Explore will start the GeoVation challenge badge-geovationwhich will ask children to identify a food related problem in their community, think of a solution and come up with a plan for executing it.The best plans that also make use of Ordnance Survey mapping can win a slice of funding to help turn them into a reality.  Children in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 can enter by doing a series of three GeoVation missions on Mission:Explore to win a GeoVation badge and then completing and entry form.

Alan will also be sharing a brand new Ordnance Survey ‘Viewpoint” reward. Made up of missions that are located on nearly 800 viewpoints across the UK, children and families can log into Mission:Explore, find their nearest viewpoint and win points  by submitting evidence of their explorations. The missions encourage young explorers to discover other people’s points of view, to identify (in)visible things, create interpretation panels and much more.

Now launched – find out more