Free Geography Standards Webinar

Don’t miss the first webinar of the season on August 29th! Join us for an informative look at the newly updated Geography Standards! GFL2 or Geography for Life: National Geography Standards, Second Edition has finally arrived! This presentation will highlight the changes that are featured in the second edition of the national standards and provide an overview of the new edition. A new colorful 3-column layout allows teachers to see content in all three grade bands at one time. The organization of this second edition focuses on Doing Geography. There are three new classroom vignettes that describe examples of doing geography at each of the three grade bands in the standards to help teachers as they envision doing geography in their own classrooms. By organizing the geographic perspectives, content knowledge, and skills sections together in Part II of the document, the document provides examples of how to engage students in doing geography and developing useful geographic practices. An expanded glossary is a valuable resource in building geography vocabulary for K-12 students. The presentation will also include an opportunity for questions and answers as well as helpful discussions about the many ways to use this updated resource in support of existing state and district level standards. It’s the perfect way to start your school year with the newest tools in your tool belt! Title: Meet the New Geography Standards Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT Cost: Free to EVERYONE! After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. System Requirements PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003...

2013 GeoBee

The GeoBee is open to schools and homeschool associations with students in grades four through eight. Registration is not open to individual students. Schools that register by October 15, 2012 with the $100 registration fee will receive a contest packet in mid-November. Schools may register from October 15 to December 14 for a fee of $120. School Bees may be held anytime between November 12, 2012 and January 15, 2013. The school Bee winners complete a written test that determines the top 100 students in each state. These students are invited to attend the state competition on Friday, April 5, 2013. The national competition is May 20-22, 2013 in Washington, DC. Registration forms are available from: National Geographic Bee C/o National Geographic Society PO Box 98196 Washington, DC 20090-8196 Or www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee Or (202)...

World Geography Teaching opportunity at SNHU

The School of Arts & Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University has an opening for an adjunct instructor to teach our World Geography course during Fall 2012 (Sept. 5 to Dec 21) at our Manchester Campus. Minimum requirement is a Master’s degree in a related field; previous teaching experience preferred. The course runs on Monday & Wednesday from 500 – 615 PM. If interested please email John Slater at...

Land Navigation 101

Mount Washington Observatory Land Navigation 101 July 14, 2012 (space is limited) This comprehensive course will familiarize participants with the proper use of a map and compass when navigating in wilderness environments. Topics include reading topographic maps, using a compass, measuring and following bearings, creating trip plans, “improvised” navigation and more. The course will be led by seasoned backcountry guide Dave Lottmann, a former US Marine who currently teaches rock climbing, ice climbing, backcountry skiing, land navigation and avalanche safety classes for the Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School in the White Mountains of New Hampshire while also serving on the local Mountain Rescue Service. Schedule The workshop will commence at 8:15am and conclude at 4:30pm, beginning at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, located at 2779 White Mountain Highway in North Conway, NH. Click here for directions. 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 Mount Washington Observatory members and/or registered Seek the Peak 2012 participants is $95. The fee for the general public is $115. Cost includes instruction and all associated materials (see “Gear Requirements,” below). Reservations To reserve your spot, please contact Mount Washington Observatory Director of Education Michelle Cruz at (800) 706-0432, x225 or mcruz@mountwashington.org. Class size is restricted to 12 people to insure plenty of hands-on instruction and supervision by the educator, so advance reservations are strongly encouraged. A minimum of six participants is required for the course to run. Refunds For the July 14 workshop date, no refunds will be issued after July 1. Physical Requirements Participants...

Call for Workshops – Children in Nature Conference 2012

Discovering Nature Wherever You Are” October 4, 2012 at the Castleton Conference Center, Windham, NH Do you have ideas, expertise and experience to share about connecting children, youth and families with nature — wherever they are? We welcome your workshop proposal for presenting at the 2012 NH Children in Nature Conference: Join us to explore the many ways we can connect all children, youth and families with nature, whether by discovering new ways to use existing outdoor spaces like backyards, vacant lots and conservation lands, or creating new spaces in schoolyards, city parks and neighborhoods. We invite teachers, city planners, environmental educators, artists, community members, park and recreation professionals, business owners, health practitioners, and others with experience, expertise and ideas to share on this topic, to submit a workshop proposal. The deadline is July 6. Details are in the attached document. Please share this with your contacts. Thank you! Flyer...