Call for Articles

It’s that time of year again! New Hampshire Geographic Alliance is currently working on our Spring 2013 newsletter. We are kindly extending the invitation to you to submit an article to be featured in the newsletter. Articles can be related to anything about geography, education, events in your area or a geographic activity that you have attended or coordinated! If you have a great idea or lesson that you would like share we would be happy to pass it on to our members. If you wish to be included in this season’s newsletter, please have your article emailed to nhga@keene.edu  no later than February 11, 2013. Lara Bryant Assistant Professor of Geography and Coordinator of the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance Keene State College 229 Main Street Keene, NH 03435-2001 603-358-2428...
Watershed Ecology Institute  (WEI) 2013!!

Watershed Ecology Institute (WEI) 2013!!

Save the Date in July 2013 for the newly refurbished Watershed Ecology Institute – see flyer!  We have totally revamped it for a more direct link to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and its use in aquatic studies. We will be focusing on rivers, wetlands and estuarine and rocky shore aquatic environments. We will be collecting, mapping and analyzing water quality and fisheries data sets from EPSCoR and NHF&G and will unveil a new rocky shore coastal transect as part of the marine day. Teachers will go home with access to free GIS software and aquatic study tutorials to use in their classrooms. Instruction will be given from various resource specialists and teachers themselves! For those of you who have taken the WEI, you can take it again and still learn new things. This is a totally new focus and new water quality, macroinvertebrate, fisheries, wetlands and coastal protocols! We are partnering this year with Keene State College who will offer 3 undergraduate/graduate credits for $660.00 and no additional fees!!! Small stipends for in-service teachers will also be available. Registration details will follow – contact me with any questions – hope to see you there! Judy Tumosa Watershed Education Specialist NH Fish and Game Department   # 603-271-0456 judy.l.tumosa@wildlife.nh.gov Did you know? Over 500 teachers a year attend professional development seminars put on by New Hampshire Fish and Game that range from two hours to two...
Spring Roadshows

Spring Roadshows

            The road shows will introduce teachers to classroom tools and techniques for using on-line web  mapping apps, ArcGIS Explorer Online, and ArcGIS. Information will also be provided regarding  the state license of Esri AcrGIS software. Below is a list where the road show will take place.   February 8, 4pm-6pm:  Central Region Workshop– Bow High School March 8, 4pm-6pm:       Monadnock Region SAU 93  (Canceled due to inclement weather, will be rescheduled) April 6, TBA :                    Northern Workshop– Plymouth Regional High School May 10, 4pm-6pm:          Seacoast Workshop —Epping Elementary To register online for one of the roadshows , go to http://tinyurl.com/gisroadshows To find out more about the state license agreement, how to get the software, and other up- coming training opportunities, visit http://www.nhedgis.org/ The programs offered by the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance are possible due to the sup- port of the National Geographic Education Foundation and Keene State...

Student contests for geography classrooms

Student contest for geography classrooms Who: Open to all high school students What: 30-45 second video PSA that illustrates the connection between world population reaching 7 billion to one of three topics (food security, the global status of women/girls, wildlife habitat) When: Now! The deadline to submit videos is February 21, 2013. How: Students start by visiting www.Worldof7Billion.org/student_video_contest where they’ll find everything they need – from background information on population and filming tips to contest rules and judging criteria. Where: Videos are to be uploaded directly to www.Worldof7Billion.org Prizes: Twelve students will win prizes of up to $1,000. Participating teachers are eligible to receive a complimentary set of Population Education curricula. More Information     United States Geography Challenge The United States Geography Challenge (www.usgeochallenge.com), is a new geography competition for American students ages 12-18. Aside from being a nationwide competition, the US Geography Challenge has been endorsed by the National Council for Geography Education as the qualifying competition for US students to attend the 2013 International Geography Olympiad (iGEO, www.geoolympiad.org) in Kyoto, Japan. Although the International Geography Olympiad has existed since 1996, the USA has never participated until now. Please note that, based on age requirements established by iGEO, only Varsity students (those born before July 1, 1997) will be eligible to compete for a spot on the US Team at the International Competition. The US Geography Challenge was founded this past summer by David Madden and me (Enrico Contolini). Mr. Madden is a former 19-day champion on the quiz show ”Jeopardy” who is also the founder and Executive Director of The National History Bee and The National...