Awards Submission Deadline is April 1, 2011

2011 NCGE Awards. Submit nominations today for the following awards:

Distinguished Teaching K-12 Award
Distinguished Teaching Higher-Ed Award
Distinguished Mentor Award
Outstanding Support for Geography Education Award
Geographic Excellence in Media Award
Journal of Geography and The Geography Teacher Award
Salvatore J. Natoli Dissertation Scholarship
Women in Geographic Education Scholarship
NCGE & Herff-Jones Nystrom Education Award
George J. Miller Award for distinguished service
Excellence of Scholarship Awards

Click here for complete descriptions, deadlines and documentation requirements.
Award nominations should be submitted to by April 1, 2011



Don’t Miss Today’s Live Webinar Preparing for the AP Human Geography Test

In today’s session teachers will learn some tried and true methods on how best to prep their students to earn a score of “5” on the AP Human Geography exam. Emphasis will be placed on deconstructing both multiple choice and free response questions. Participants will learn how to employ best practices related to teaching test taking strategies in the classroom as well as teaching their students some techniques to reduce stress and be more focused when they go to sit for the exam. Ken Keller has been teaching the course since its inception and has been an exam reader for the past nine years. Enroll

Webinar: Preparing for the AP Human Geography Test
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Time: 6pm Eastern / 5pm Central / 4pm Mountain / 3pm Pacific / 2pm Alaska / 1pm Hawaii
Presenter: Mr. Ken Keller from Danbury High School
Cost: Free for NCGE Members; $20 General Public

For more information on the NCGE Webinar Series check out our Web-Site.



Watch this month’s member update from NCGE President Joseph Kerski



March 2011: Why is Fieldwork Important to Geography?

If you missed update watch them here:

January 2011: Why Geography Education Matters

February 2011: A Personal Vision for the NCGE



Looking to do some World Traveling?

Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO), a non-profit organization that runs summer professional development travel programs designed for teachers, is offering 13 different travel programs for the summer of 2011: India / Nepal, China, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey / Syria / Jordan / Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa / Mozambique / Zimbabwe / Botswana, Morocco, Argentina / Uruguay / Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala / Belize / Mexico.

Registration deadline is June 1st, 2011, however some of the programs will be full before then.

Educators have the option to earn graduate school credit (3 credits through Indiana University) and professional development credit while seeing the world. The trips are 8 to 23 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. GEEO also advises teachers on how to find funding to subsidize the cost of the trips. GEEO provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and University educators and administrators, as well as retired educators. Educators are also permitted to bring along a non-educator guest.

Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel dates, and more can be found at GEEO. GEEO can also be reached 7 days a week, toll free at 1-877-600-0105 between 9AM-9PM EST.

To sign-up for GEEO’s listserv, please send an email to with the subject line “subscribe.”

To follow GEEO on facebook click here and then click the “like” button.



2011 Conference Reminders
Proposal Abstract Submission Deadline: MAY 15, 2011

NCGE is currently accepting session proposals. The deadline is May 15, 2011. The 2011 conference strands will include: Green Education, AP Human Geography, Geotech, Fieldwork & Citizen Science, Natural Hazards, GeoHistory, GeoLiteracy, and more.

Don’t forget you must register for the conference before submitting your proposal abstract. If you have already registered for the conference, click here to submit your proposal abstract.

2011 Hotel Registration
The Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront has special rates for NCGE conference attendees. To reserve your room, click here , or call: 1-800-266-9432 (Toll Free) or 1-506-474-2009 (Local).

Air Travel Discount
Delta Airlines is pleased to offer NCGE conference attendees discount airfare to and from the 2011 conference. Call 1-800-328-1111 and use the ticket designator code: NM74W to purchase your tickets.

2011 Conference Field Trips
Below are just a few of the field trip options available to 2011 conference participants. All trips are organized and led by members of the Oregon Geographic Alliance. Click here for a complete list.

Astoria: Historic Adventures, Modern Delights (Tuesday, August 2, 2011): Spend a fun filled day exploring Astoria. We will visit Fort Clatsop where the Corp of

Discovery wintered from 1805 – 1806. This trip has it all, physical geography, cultural geography and terrific scenery.

Flowers, Falls and More (Wednesday, August 3, 2011): The heart of the Willamette Valley awaits you! Traveling south from Portland, through fertile farmlands nestled between the Coast Range and the magnificent Cascades your first stop is a tour of a local hop farm located between Mt. Angel and Silverton.

Japanese and International Test Rose Gardens (Thursday, August 4, 2011): The Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty which has been proclaimed one the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan. Encompassing 5.5 acres and five separate styles, the garden includes an authentic Japanese Tea House, meandering streams, intimate walkways, and an unsurpassed view of Mt. Hood.

To register for field trips as well as this year’s Community Service Event, please click here .

Renew your NCGE Membership

Need to renew your membership? Need to Join? You can join / renew three different ways:

Click here to be taken to our membership page.

Download our membership form and mail it in.

Call us at 202- 857-7695 or 202-775-7841 (9-5 EST, Monday – Friday) and we can help you over the phone.


Questions? Please contact us

NCGE Central Office Address

1145 17th Street, NW, Room 7620,

Washington, DC 20036


NCGE Central Office Staff

Zachary Dulli, Director of Operations,
Direct: 202-775-7841
Jacqueline Waite, Program Manager,
Direct: 202-857-7695


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