How to Get the Most out of National Surveyor’s Week

It’s officially National Surveyor’s Week! We’d like to help you get the most out of this special event. National Surveyors Week is designed to raise awareness of the surveying profession and is the perfect opportunity to introduce K–12 students to the many career paths open to professional surveyors and to get involved in your community. NSPS’s National Surveyor’s Week kit has suggestions on how to make the most of National Surveyor’s Week.

  1. Request a Proclamation – A proclamation is one of the easiest ways to bring public recognition to surveying. WVSPS received a proclamation on [DATE], which we presented during the convention.
  2. Talk to kids about surveying – Start by volunteering to help out with any local youth groups in your community, such as Girl and Boy Scout troops, after-school care programs, and Boys and Girls Clubs. Hands-on activities are the best way to introduce surveying to children, so be sure to take them outside and demonstrate how and why you use some of your surveying equipment.
  3. GPS on Bench Marks – This program is intended to help improve the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) by recording field notes, taking digital photos, and collecting GPS observations or coordinates for a bench mark you choose to visit.
    Surveying Merit Badge – Boy Scouts have a Surveying Merit Badge you can help your local troop gain! Be sure to visit the Boy Scouts of America website (www.scouting.org) to download the current badge requirements.
  4. Trig-Star Competition – Trig-Star is a competition for high school trigonometry students that is held annually. Volunteers are needed to assist in administering the exams and presenting information to the students about the surveying profession.

As you can see, getting involved in your community and with National Surveyor’s Week has never been easier! More information on the NSPS National Surveyor’s Week kit may be found here. or on NSPS’s website on National Surveyor’s Week here.



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