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...

Geographic Lens on the World: The Geography of Canada

Geographic Lens on the World: The Geography of Canada This online course is open to all teachers – those who teach about Canada and those who want to learn more about our northern neighbor. Developed in conjunction with the Canadian-American Center at UMaine and the Maine Geographic Alliance, this course begins June 17 and ends Aug. 16. FMI contact Betsy Arntzen at the CAC. barntzen@umit.maine.edu or check out the web information at www.umaine.edu/teachingcanada Cost is $50 for contact hours and $205 for one graduate...

NHEdGIS

Can you believe the 2012-2013 school year is ¼ over? Those of us working on the team supporting the implementation of geospatial technologies in NH schools and the Esri K-12 Statewide Educational Site License for Esri Software felt it was time for an e-mail to participating districts to share progress, solicit information on what else you need for support, and share information on some upcoming opportunities. In addition to the license for the ArcGIS Desktop software, the Esri program now includes access to a limited number of ArcGIS Online for Organizations accounts. We are currently looking for schools or districts that have teams of teachers (3 or more) who are willing to participate in a 2.5 hour training to learn more about how to administer and use these accounts. ArcGIS Online is platform independent and requires no software installation. If interested, please send an e-mail to nhedgispartnership@gmail.com In order to facilitate communication among participants, NHEdGIS is joining the NHDRC Collaborative Rings program. For more information about this see https://sites.google.com/a/nheon.org/nhdrc-collaboration-ring/  and to join the NHEdGIS ring visit http://www.nhedgis.org/collaboration . We are hoping this will help serve as a vehicle for communication among interested teachers and districts. The application period for Esri’s T3G (Teachers Teaching Teachers GIS) is currently open (closes Nov 30th). This is a really outstanding program held at Esri’s home in Redlands, CA. Although you are responsible for the cost of your flight and some meals, there is no cost for the week-long training or hotel. We have had a NH representative attend this program each year since it first began four years ago, and I know we...

New Geography for Life Standards

As many of you know the revised Geography for Life standards are now available. CS4 members will be receiving a complimentary copy from the Geography National Implementation Project (GENIP) committee which is comprised of National Geographic, National Council for Geographic Education, Association of American Geographers and the American Geographical Society. However, while you wait for your hard copy below are links to the national geography standards pages on the National Geographic Education website for your convenience. National Standards (main collection page) Note that we had to exclude the geographic skills for this first push; our goal is to add them before the end of 2012. National Geography Standards Index (index page for all 18 standards) National Geography Standard 1 National Geography Standard 2 National Geography Standard 3 National Geography Standard 4 National Geography Standard 5 National Geography Standard 6 National Geography Standard 7 National Geography Standard 8 National Geography Standard 9 National Geography Standard 10 National Geography Standard 11 National Geography Standard 12 National Geography Standard 13 National Geography Standard 14 National Geography Standard 15 National Geography Standard 16 National Geography Standard 17 National Geography Standard 18 Geographic Perspectives (main...