Bedford student wins state geography bee

Bedford student wins state geography bee

KEENE – For the third year in a row, a Bedford student has won the New Hampshire National Geographic Bee.   Kevin Owens, a seventh grader at the Ross A. Lurgio Middle School, took first place at the 2014 New Hampshire state-level Geographic Bee at Keene State College Friday afternoon....

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...

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...

$1000 Academy Scholarships for Educators – Deadline March 8

We are celebrating 20 years in the Amazon with a new website and new program intensive. Our Amazon ACADEMY July 2-11, 2013 takes professional development to a new level — literally! on a 1/4 mile rainforest canopy walkway. Apply for a $1000 Professional Development Scholarship (deadline March 8). Check out the Syllabus as a basis for other grant funding (open enrollments through April): http://www.amazonworkshops.com/educators–naturalists.html                                        (case sensitive) Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest + Machu Picchu Hosted in the upper Amazon basin of northern Peru, the July 2-11, 2013 Educator Academy is a cross-curricular professional development workshop for K-12 formal and informal educators to learn and use: •21st Century Instruction: 5E Lesson Design, Inquiry-Based Exploration, STEM Problem-Based Learning •Inquiry Protocols: Project Learning Tree, GLOBE, Project Noah •Global and Cultural Perspectives: Service Learning, Sustainability, Global Education Join Dr. Mo Walters, ASU; Al Stenstrup, Project Learning Tree (PLT); Christa Dillabaugh, Amazon Rainforest Workshops; and work side-by-side with scientists Dr. Steve Madigosky, Widener University; and Randy Morgan, Curator/Entomologist, Cincinnati Zoo. The Amazon experience is a real world lens through which to view global issues as — climate change, global health, sustainable development, energy, population, water, quality of life and the meaning of service. Experience: •a 1/4-mile Rainforest Canopy Walkway and research on Weather and Climate Change •interactions with Indigenous Yagua, Riberenos and a Village Service Project •ReNuPeru Ethnobotanical Garden and problem solving inspired by Biomimicry •Monkey Island Conservation Project PLT Certification and PD Hours included. Academic Credit and Machu Picchu Extension optional. Land cost is $1985, plus air. $1000 scholarship deadline March 8. Land cost is $985 for scholarship winners. Open registration through...