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....

Two June workshops sponsored by The Little Nature Museum

Edible Wild Plants Workshop June 8, 10 AM – Noon (rain date, 6/9) with Rudy Bourget* Learn to identify and safely prepare wild edible plants and learn the basics of safe and responsible foraging. Learn Native American uses for wild plants. Enrollment limited to 20. Min. age 11, unless with an adult. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Becoming a Woods Ninja Workshop (How to move silently through the woods to see wildlife) June 22, 10 AM – Noon with Rudy Bourget*   Ninja were known for their ability to disappear and to move without a sound. Learn how to use those skills to get close to and observe wildlife.   Enrollment limited to 10. Min. age 8. Location: Meet at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum parking lot in Warner. Preregistration required: To register, call 746-6121 or print out and mail the form from www.littlenaturemuseum.org/Calendar.html Cost for each workshop: $15, Little Nature Museum & Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Members; nonmembers, $20. Proceeds benefit The Little Nature Museum *Information on outdoor/survival skill expert, Rudy Bourget at...

GIS Educators Day 2013

GIS Educators Day 2013   at the 28th Annual Fall NEARC Conference   Call for Presentations & Save the Date   Sunday, September 29   Radisson Hotel Nashua / Nashua, New Hampshire ABOUT GIS EDUCATORS DAY 2013 GIS Educators Day, sponsored by NEARC, Esri, and the New England Geography Education Network, is a full-day conference devoted exclusively to topics and issues pertaining to the use of GIS and other geospatial technologies in K-12, college, and informal education.   GIS Educators Day is a one-day pre-conference to NEARC’s annual professional user conference which will run from September 29 – October 2 at the Radisson Hotel Nashua. GIS Educators Day will feature hands-on computer labs, oral presentations, panel discussions, and lightning talks, exploring a range of resources, projects, and topics. GIS Educators Day addresses the number one goal of GIS conference goers…the opportunity to network with other professionals who share your interest in the use of geospatial technologies in the same setting. Whether you’re a K-12 or college educator, an experienced GIS user or a newcomer who wants to learn about the educational possibilities of this powerful tool, you’ll want to put this outstanding regional event on your “Must Do” list for 2013. CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the 6th Annual GIS Educators Day conference. Proposals must be received by June 17, 2013 in order to be considered. Criteria are listed below! PRESENTATION FORMAT Oral Presentations 25 minutes in length (20 min presentation plus 5 min Q & A). Panel Presentations 50 minutes. Can include up to 3 presenters, but you must submit the complete...

Register Now! “Environmental Literacy through the Arts” May 6 workshop

    Join us for a workshop exploring innovative ways to use the arts to teach, document & celebrate environmental literacy  in & out of school Monday, May 6, 9 am to 3 pm Margret & H.A. Rey Center, Waterville Valley Designed for K-12 educators; staff/volunteers of environmental organizations, nature centers and community organizations; after-school and summer program staff and volunteers; parents, artists & all those interested in learning & teaching about the environment Click here for additional information and to register or call 603-323-7302 or email info@aannh.org Cost: $20 (BYO lunch); $15 for AANNH members * Professional development credit offered. * Participate in hands-on indoor & outdoor activities that highlight the ways an interdisciplinary, arts-infused approach can achieve the goals of the NH Environmental Literacy Plan. * Use a template we’ve developed to work on organizing arts activities, environmental experiences & Common Core Standards, balancing meaningful student engagement with school scheduling & assessment needs. * We encourage teams to attend who might be interested in developing an EL through Arts project for next fall. We will provide support for these projects from planning through implementation. Presenters: Cynthia Robinson, teaching eco artist Lori Jean Kinsey, Education Director, Tin Mountain Conservation Center Leigh Ann Reynolds, Education Coordinator, The Rey Center If you would like to attend but can’t afford the fee, please let us know. The workshop is funded in part by a grant from the New England Environmental Educators Association and the EPA, in cooperation with the New Hampshire Environmental...

Teachers Institute Montreal & Quebec City, June 23-28, 2013

Québec Dimensions Summer Institute for K-12 Professionals June 23-28, 2013  .  Montreal & Québec City   Based in the North-American birthplace of New France and led by the Northeast National Resource Center on Canada, the Institute will explore themes relevant to geography and history curriculum.   Through briefings by experts and site visits we will investigate questions such as : – Could NAFTA make Québec increasingly detached from Canada and closer to the US? – What are possible impacts of globalization on the future of French in Canada and in Québec? – What ambitions does the Parti Québécois have for the province?   Rolling applications are accepted through May 15th . Registration is USD $649 and includes double-occupancy at four-star hotels, some meals, transportation during the program, speaker and educational site fees, curriculum materials and a certificate of clock hours.  Graduate credit is available for an additional $205.   Learn about Québec in Québec!  It is a province with three climate regions, one of the largest rivers in the world: the St. Lawrence, and two of Canada’s important cities: Montreal – the 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world, and Québec City – a UNESCO world heritage site.     Itinerary and Registration:  www.umaine.edu/teachingcanada    Northeast National Resource Center on Canada:  Professional Development  • Teacher Resources Betsy Arntzen, (207) 581-4225, barntzen@umit.maine.edu  .  Amy Sotherden, (518) 564-2385,...