Spaces Still Available for East Asian Geography at Newfound HS

This summer, July 23 – July 25 NRHS if offering a workshop on Asian Studies sponsored by the NH Council for the Social Studies. Below is an excerpt from their application materials. “This workshop, which is open to NH teachers only, will address Theme E: Cultural Development, Interaction and Change of the New Hampshire Curriculum Framework. In particular, topics in geography, world history, anthropology, sociology and psychology will be discussed. The workshop will include lectures by East Asia specialists and curriculum implementation discussions. Participants will receive $130 worth of curriculum materials, including a subscription to Education About Asia. Upon completion of the workshop participants will receive a $100 stipend and certificate of completion. Participants may elect to complete an additional 12 hours of professional development online by May 31, 2013 to become eligible for an additional $200 stipend as well as additional advanced continuing education opportunities (including study tours to East Asia) offered through the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).” For further information, contact Arlene Kowal at arlene.kowal@gmail.com.-+ For More...

Land Navigation 101

Mount Washington Observatory Land Navigation 101 July 14, 2012 (space is limited) This comprehensive course will familiarize participants with the proper use of a map and compass when navigating in wilderness environments. Topics include reading topographic maps, using a compass, measuring and following bearings, creating trip plans, “improvised” navigation and more. The course will be led by seasoned backcountry guide Dave Lottmann, a former US Marine who currently teaches rock climbing, ice climbing, backcountry skiing, land navigation and avalanche safety classes for the Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School in the White Mountains of New Hampshire while also serving on the local Mountain Rescue Service. Schedule The workshop will commence at 8:15am and conclude at 4:30pm, beginning at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, located at 2779 White Mountain Highway in North Conway, NH. Click here for directions. This eight-hour course will spend the first four hours in the classroom and the second four hours in the field. Cost The fee for Mount Washington Observatory members and/or registered Seek the Peak 2012 participants is $95. The fee for the general public is $115. Cost includes instruction and all associated materials (see “Gear Requirements,” below). Reservations To reserve your spot, please contact Mount Washington Observatory Director of Education Michelle Cruz at (800) 706-0432, x225 or mcruz@mountwashington.org. Class size is restricted to 12 people to insure plenty of hands-on instruction and supervision by the educator, so advance reservations are strongly encouraged. A minimum of six participants is required for the course to run. Refunds For the July 14 workshop date, no refunds will be issued after July 1. Physical Requirements Participants...

Call for Workshops – Children in Nature Conference 2012

Discovering Nature Wherever You Are” October 4, 2012 at the Castleton Conference Center, Windham, NH Do you have ideas, expertise and experience to share about connecting children, youth and families with nature — wherever they are? We welcome your workshop proposal for presenting at the 2012 NH Children in Nature Conference: Join us to explore the many ways we can connect all children, youth and families with nature, whether by discovering new ways to use existing outdoor spaces like backyards, vacant lots and conservation lands, or creating new spaces in schoolyards, city parks and neighborhoods. We invite teachers, city planners, environmental educators, artists, community members, park and recreation professionals, business owners, health practitioners, and others with experience, expertise and ideas to share on this topic, to submit a workshop proposal. The deadline is July 6. Details are in the attached document. Please share this with your contacts. Thank you! Flyer...

Baja California & the Sea of Cortez Webinar

Join National Geographic photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins and naturalist Alberto Montaudon, and discover why Baja California should be on every traveler’s must-visit list. Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez a “living aquarium,” with its islands designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, home to an impressive variety of marine mammals and birds. Our 30 years of experience exploring this “best-kept-secret” region guarantees you intoxicating encounters—leaping dolphins, gray whale mothers nurturing their calves, seabirds en masse, and snorkeling with sea lions. • Learn about encounters with dolphins, sea lions and whales • Explore the region’s idyllic landscapes • Discover the Lindblad-National Geographic difference • Find out the answers to your travel questions Register For...

Global Literature Online Reading Group Starting in August

Explore Global Literature with Harvard Regional Studies Centers, Scholars and Authors This online reading series for k-12 educators will explore literature from five regions: Africa, Latin America, Russia, the Middle East, and Islamic World. Join leading experts and authors for monthly online discussions. For more information visit: http://cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu/node/3194   To register for this program visit: https://harvard.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b10fb4IxnDPVCLO   NOTE: Sessions will be conducted in an Adobe Connect virtual classroom space and can be accessed from any computer. Once registered, participants will be given a URL for the virtual classroom location. No software download is required. Join us for just one month or all five – your choice!   In the Country of Men with Margaret Litvin, Assistant Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at Boston University, and the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach Center (Thursday August 16th 2012, 7-8 PM EST) Sweetness in the Belly with The Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard (October 2012) Speaker and date TBD In the Time of the Butterflies with the author and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (December 5th 2012, 7-8 PM EST) The Accompanist with the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard (May 2013) Speaker and date TBD Purple Hibiscus with the Harvard Committee on African Studies (June 2013) Speaker and date TBD   This program is co-sponsored by the Harvard Committee on African Studies, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard, Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard, and the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach...

Common Core Standards Conference

This workshop will be tailored specifically to geography and how the subject can support the common core. Date: Monday-June 11, 2012 Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm Location: Lou Thompson Community Room Newport Middle High School 245 Main Street Newport, NH 03773 For more information please contact enolan1@keene.edu The programs offered by the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance are possible due to the support of the National Geographic Education Foundation and Keene State...