Hands on work with GIS and GPS in the theme-based and tools-based lessons: 80% hands-on. Discussions on curricular implementation strategies, short presentations by teaching staff, and special guests; 10%. Participants could choose between three concurrent sessions. Evaluations received were quite positive about the entire experience. We custom-built this institute based on the needs of the participants. This represented much of the value-added component that we feel we offer to the educational community.