Geography took on a whole new meaning Wednesday for kids in Danville.
Second graders from schools in Danville and Henry County learned how maps and directional technologies are used by first responders and city leaders at the Danville Science Center.
"GIS Day is an international event and it's part of Geography Awareness Week. So around the world students are being taught more about Geography," said Melissa Dabbs, a Danville GIS coordinator.
The students used a large map of Danville to find their home. An interactive globe showed students the workings of the sun and time zones.
Keith McCoy used his hobby of Geocaching to encourage outdoor exploring.
"People will take and make a small container and discreetly hide it somewhere and then post the coordinates on Geocaching.com,"McCoy said.
People then find those coordinates using a GPS device.
So far McCoy has found nearly 700 Geocaches.
This is the second year Danville Science Center hosted GIS Day activities.