Wow… I got good news today! I get to do a one-hour presentation to 100 eighth graders on what a city planner does! :-} I have some ideas of bring in a laptop with the game Sim City, and then showing them GIS and explain how everything relates. I am also thinking about explaining how zoning works, who we as planners get to work with, land developments and plot plans, field work, and how some things might work in one place, but not the other.
Does anyone have any ideas of things that I would want to include? I have a lot of ideas now, but I am trying to narrow it down, and I know that some of you have done presentations similar to this in the past.