Mount Washington Observatory Land Navigation 101, August 9

Land Navigation 101 August 9, 2013 This comprehensive course will familiarize participants with the proper use of map and compass when navigating in wilderness environments. Topics include reading topographic maps, compasses, measuring and following bearings, creating trip plans, "improvised" navigation, and more. Schedule The workshop will commence at 8:30am and conclude at 4:30pm, beginning at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, located at 2779 White Mountain Highway in North Conway, NH. 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 members of Observatory is $95 and $125 for non-members. This fee includes instruction and associated materials. Reservations To reserve your spot, please contact Mount Washington Observatory Director of Education Michelle Cruz at (800) 706-0432, ext 225 or mcruz@mountwashington.org Space is limited, so advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Class size is restricted to 12 people to insure plenty of hands on instruction and supervision by the educator. A minimum of six participants is needed for this course to run. Refunds No refunds will be issued after August 1. Physical Requirements Participants should be in good physical condition and able to hike uphill for 2+ hours and carry a light daypack. Closed toe footwear required (no flip flops). For the safety of all concerned, those who are not in good physical condition or not properly clothed will NOT be allowed to participate on the field trip portion of the workshop,and refunds will NOT be possible. Gear Requirements Daypack 1 liter water Lunch/snacks Comfortable hiking clothes (cotton not recommended) Rain jacket or water resistant wind breaker...

NHGA Spatial Summer Institutes

The first of NHGA’s Spatial Summer Institutes is full, but it is not too late to sign up for the Intermediate Institute, Advanced Institute and/or WEI Intro to GIS! Register for this opportunity to explore geospatial tools and data collection and analysis. Information and Registration available in...

Two June workshops sponsored by The Little Nature Museum

Edible Wild Plants Workshop June 8, 10 AM – Noon (rain date, 6/9) with Rudy Bourget* Learn to identify and safely prepare wild edible plants and learn the basics of safe and responsible foraging. Learn Native American uses for wild plants. Enrollment limited to 20. Min. age 11, unless with an adult. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Becoming a Woods Ninja Workshop (How to move silently through the woods to see wildlife) June 22, 10 AM – Noon with Rudy Bourget*   Ninja were known for their ability to disappear and to move without a sound. Learn how to use those skills to get close to and observe wildlife.   Enrollment limited to 10. Min. age 8. Location: Meet at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum parking lot in Warner. Preregistration required: To register, call 746-6121 or print out and mail the form from www.littlenaturemuseum.org/Calendar.html Cost for each workshop: $15, Little Nature Museum & Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Members; nonmembers, $20. Proceeds benefit The Little Nature Museum *Information on outdoor/survival skill expert, Rudy Bourget at...

GIS Educators Day 2013

GIS Educators Day 2013   at the 28th Annual Fall NEARC Conference   Call for Presentations & Save the Date   Sunday, September 29   Radisson Hotel Nashua / Nashua, New Hampshire ABOUT GIS EDUCATORS DAY 2013 GIS Educators Day, sponsored by NEARC, Esri, and the New England Geography Education Network, is a full-day conference devoted exclusively to topics and issues pertaining to the use of GIS and other geospatial technologies in K-12, college, and informal education.   GIS Educators Day is a one-day pre-conference to NEARC’s annual professional user conference which will run from September 29 – October 2 at the Radisson Hotel Nashua. GIS Educators Day will feature hands-on computer labs, oral presentations, panel discussions, and lightning talks, exploring a range of resources, projects, and topics. GIS Educators Day addresses the number one goal of GIS conference goers…the opportunity to network with other professionals who share your interest in the use of geospatial technologies in the same setting. Whether you’re a K-12 or college educator, an experienced GIS user or a newcomer who wants to learn about the educational possibilities of this powerful tool, you’ll want to put this outstanding regional event on your “Must Do” list for 2013. CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the 6th Annual GIS Educators Day conference. Proposals must be received by June 17, 2013 in order to be considered. Criteria are listed below! PRESENTATION FORMAT Oral Presentations 25 minutes in length (20 min presentation plus 5 min Q & A). Panel Presentations 50 minutes. Can include up to 3 presenters, but you must submit the complete...