Invitation to Population Connection Facilitator Institute in New England

Dear Dr. Jobin, I am pleased to announce that Population Connection will be sponsoring a  facilitator-training institute at the Wylie Inn and Conference Center at  Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts on July 28-29, 2012. As Coordinator  for the NH Geographic Alliance, I thought you may be interested in applying and  letting colleagues know about this event. This will be an excellent opportunity  for math educators from around New England to become acquainted with innovative,  interdisciplinary curricula that builds math skills using real world issues (the  environment and global demographics), and to prepare to become volunteer  facilitators for the program. The facilitator training is open to educators throughout New England who are  interested in leading Population Education workshops for their colleagues at  schools, universities, and conferences around the region. Participants will  include K-12 teachers, university education faculty and nonformal educators who  work with teachers. Thanks to foundation support, we are able to cover most of your expenses for the  weekend event (two nights lodging, meals during the workshop and up to $100  travel stipend to offset mileage expense.) Participants will also receive an  extensive handbook of training materials and a variety of curriculum resources,  including the latest edition of Population Connection’s award-winning “dot” video, World Population. Since 1990, Population Connection (formerly ZPG) has been hosting  train-the-trainer institutes to prepare educators to facilitate workshops using  our hands-on curricula. During our institutes, we demonstrate a range of  teaching activities for different grade levels, share presentation ideas and discuss the many social and ecological issues related to population growth and  resource use dynamics. Population Connection is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization based in Washington, ...

New England Geographic Education Network Poster Contest

New Hampshire has joined the geography alliances of VT, RI, ME, MA, CT, to form a regional collaborative, the New England Geography Education Network (NEGEN). NEGEN advocates and supports shared expertise in content knowledge and organizational resources in order to achieve a broader regional impact in geography education. NEGEN is hosting a poster contest to kick off their new website. Following this year’s Geography Awareness Week Campaign, the theme of this contest is “Our New England Community”. Rules: 1. Only K-12 students living in the New England states are eligible to participate. 2. One piece of artwork per student in any medium. 3. All artwork must be created by the student. The entry must be conceptualized, developed, and completed by the student. If a parent or teacher has any doubt about the originality of the piece, it should not be submitted. 4. All artwork must be submitted electronically in a PDF format to lbryant1@keene.edu; a scanned piece of work is absolutely appropriate. 5. All entries must be submitted with a completed entry form. 6. All entries are due no later than November 1, 2011. 7. All entries will become property of NEGEN. Judging: Each entry will be judged by a panel of geographers and teachers from the New England Geography Education Network (NEGEN). There will be an equal amount of judges from each state. The entries will be judged according to the following criteria. All criterion is weighted equally. 1. Relevance to Theme 2. Artwork 3. Personal Expression Prize: The winner from each state will win a National Geographic Atlas. Their artwork will be showcased on the new website...

Atlases.

Available for sale from New Hampshire Geographic. New Hampshire Atlas Rhode Island Atlas Vermont Atlas Massachusetts Atlas Connecticut Atlas   New Hampshire Atlas The New Hampshire atlas was published in March of 2004 by the Geography Department at Keene State College. This atlas is geared to enhance the teaching unit on New Hampshire in fourth grade, but might be used for other grades as well. It has 28 pages, including the front and back cover, and has 21 pages of color maps. There are several different types of maps including topics such as basic location, physical features, culture, and historical information. The atlas also includes a section of New Hampshire facts, a section of statistical information of the counties and towns, and a few color photographs of various locations around the state. The atlases of Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusettes and Connecticut follow a similar format as the New Hampshire Atlas. Atlas Ideas. To request a copy of the atlas, write to Dr. Albert Rydant, Dept. of Geography, Keene State College, 229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431-2001 or contact Al Rydant at 603-358-2508 or arydant@keene.edu. The cost is $7.00 each – for an order of 50 or more atlases the cost is $6.00 each – which includes shipping and handling. Checks should be made out to Keene State College – with ‘Atlas’ in the memo line – and sent to Al Rydant, 229 Main St, Keene, New Hampshire 03453-2001 (see order form). Atlas Sample Pages (these are pdf files): Rhode Island Atlas Sample Page Rhode Island Atlas Sample Page 2 New Hampshire Atlas Sample Page Vermont Atlas Sample Page Vermont...