National Geographic's Strange Days on Planet Earth DVDs

Free copies available courtesy of the NH Geographic Alliance & National Geographic Society: National Geographic’s Strange Days on Planet Earth DVDs Around the globe, experts are racing to solve a series of mysteries: how could a one-degree rise in average temperature have profound effects around the globe? How could crumbling houses in New Orleans be linked to voracious creatures from southern China? Hosted by actor-writer-director Edward Norton, this award-winning series uses state-of-the-art graphics and globe-spanning investigations to understand how our environment is changing and why. Episodes: Invaders The One Degree Factor Predators Troubled Waters Limit: One set of DVDs per school or college. First come, first...

Launch of NatGeoEd.org

LAUNCH OF  NatGeoEd.org Alliance Coordinators: Get Social! The National Geographic Education website (NatGeoEd.org) will officially be launched today with the distribution of the attached press release (or see link here)! Thank you all so much for your feedback and participation thus far; we know you’ve been excited to share this resource with all your friends and colleagues so here’s your chance! Are you on Facebook or Twitter? Connect with National Geographic Education through social media. NatGeo on Facebook NatGeo on Twitter What’s in it for you? · Get daily Nat Geo Education news, reminders, and links to our favorite new resources · Join discussions about hot topics in geographic education · Connect with networks of educators in your area and across the globe · Show your friends and colleagues that you’re connected with National Geographic Education Help us grow our following. Our Facebook page currently has 11,400 fans and our Twitter account has 1,135 followers. We’re looking to grow our Facebook fanbase to 15,000 fans and our Twitter following to 1,500 followers in support of the official launch of the beta website. Please help us by following National Geographic Education and encouraging your friends and colleagues to do the same. Here are some sample messages that you might tweet or post to your Facebook wall: · I like National Geographic Education. If you’re a teacher, student, geography buff, National Geographic fan…or just my friend, you should, too! [Faceook] · Join me in a community of geography, science, and social studies education experts. Like National Geographic Education! [Facebook] · Follow @NatGeoEducation for #education news and top #geography, #science, and #socialstudies...

South Carolina Geography Institutes Summer 2011

The South Carolina Geographic Alliance accepts participants from other states for its two summer institutes. Please consider sending your teachers to us. Two opportunities: June 12-24: Alliance Summer Geography Institute. This is a traditional TC development institute. Lots of content, lots of field trips, 3 graduate credits. Application materials here: http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/events/asgi_events.html June 12-17: Geotechnology Institute. One week of GIS, GPS, virtual globes – all tailored toward K-12 instruction. Application materials here: http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/events/gis.html The application deadline for each is April 15, but I can extend that for your teachers. But work quickly so I can save spots for...

2011 GeoBee winner.

Isaac N. Ozer an 8th grader from Windham Middle School won the New Hampshire State Geobee and will represent New Hampshire in Washington D.C. at the National Geographic Bee Competition on May 24-25. Fletcher H. Passow, Richmond Middle School,Grade 8, Hanover, NH placed second in a close contest. Anusha T. Murali, a fourth grader from the Shaker Road School in Concord, came in third place. Ozer, Passow and Murali all received DVDs of issues of National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to the present, as well as checks for $100, $75 and $50, respectively. Other finalists were Nisha E. Devasia of Fairgrounds Middle School in Nashua, Daniel W. Taylor of Hampstead Academy, Jessica A. Langlois of Villa Augustina Academy in Goffstown, Max D. Pont of Portsmouth Middle School, Cameron D. Cain of Woodbury School in Salem, Joseph R. Ronca of West Running Brook Middle School in Derry and Ilya Datsko of Hillside Middle School in Manchester. The Keene...