Did you know that the U.S. Census Bureau has resources you can use in your classroom? Explore activities using real-life data from the Statistics in Schools program, covering topics such as demographic characteristics, population pyramids, environmental changes, population, and more. Join in on a conversation with a Census Bureau geography staff member and learn about resources available on topics such as migration and urbanization with demonstrations on how to use the tools.
Jessica Palmer, Program Analyst, Statistics in Schools Program
Jessica Palmer works on the Statistics in Schools (SIS) program at the U.S. Census Bureau and has nearly 14 years of federal government experience. She joined the program in 2012 and has contributed to the initiative to make SIS resources available to educators on an ongoing basis. She maintains national partnerships, develops outreach content, and works closely on the creation of materials for classrooms across the country. She has a passion for ensuring that students have access to real-life Census Bureau data during their education and beyond.
Brian Timko, Branch Chief, Customer Engagement Branch
After graduation with an Applied Geography degree from the University of Northern Colorado, Brian began to work for the Census Bureau’s Denver Regional Office updating the roads and address database for the 2000 Decennial Census. While in Denver, he worked with tribal, state, and local governments in a partnership where they helped update our roads, statistical and legal boundaries, and our address database. After his work in Denver, he moved to Census Headquarters in Maryland to work on the planning and design of geographic partnership programs. He currently works in the Geography Division Customer Service branch where they support geospatial data users in understanding geospatial data.
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