$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...

Call for Articles

It’s that time of year again! New Hampshire Geographic Alliance is currently working on our Spring 2013 newsletter. We are kindly extending the invitation to you to submit an article to be featured in the newsletter. Articles can be related to anything about geography, education, events in your area or a geographic activity that you have attended or coordinated! If you have a great idea or lesson that you would like share we would be happy to pass it on to our members. If you wish to be included in this season’s newsletter, please have your article emailed to nhga@keene.edu  no later than February 11, 2013. Lara Bryant Assistant Professor of Geography and Coordinator of the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance Keene State College 229 Main Street Keene, NH 03435-2001 603-358-2428...
Watershed Ecology Institute  (WEI) 2013!!

Watershed Ecology Institute (WEI) 2013!!

Save the Date in July 2013 for the newly refurbished Watershed Ecology Institute – see flyer!  We have totally revamped it for a more direct link to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and its use in aquatic studies. We will be focusing on rivers, wetlands and estuarine and rocky shore aquatic environments. We will be collecting, mapping and analyzing water quality and fisheries data sets from EPSCoR and NHF&G and will unveil a new rocky shore coastal transect as part of the marine day. Teachers will go home with access to free GIS software and aquatic study tutorials to use in their classrooms. Instruction will be given from various resource specialists and teachers themselves! For those of you who have taken the WEI, you can take it again and still learn new things. This is a totally new focus and new water quality, macroinvertebrate, fisheries, wetlands and coastal protocols! We are partnering this year with Keene State College who will offer 3 undergraduate/graduate credits for $660.00 and no additional fees!!! Small stipends for in-service teachers will also be available. Registration details will follow – contact me with any questions – hope to see you there! Judy Tumosa Watershed Education Specialist NH Fish and Game Department   # 603-271-0456 judy.l.tumosa@wildlife.nh.gov Did you know? Over 500 teachers a year attend professional development seminars put on by New Hampshire Fish and Game that range from two hours to two...
Spring Roadshows

Spring Roadshows

            The road shows will introduce teachers to classroom tools and techniques for using on-line web  mapping apps, ArcGIS Explorer Online, and ArcGIS. Information will also be provided regarding  the state license of Esri AcrGIS software. Below is a list where the road show will take place.   February 8, 4pm-6pm:  Central Region Workshop– Bow High School March 8, 4pm-6pm:       Monadnock Region SAU 93  (Canceled due to inclement weather, will be rescheduled) April 6, TBA :                    Northern Workshop– Plymouth Regional High School May 10, 4pm-6pm:          Seacoast Workshop —Epping Elementary To register online for one of the roadshows , go to http://tinyurl.com/gisroadshows To find out more about the state license agreement, how to get the software, and other up- coming training opportunities, visit http://www.nhedgis.org/ The programs offered by the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance are possible due to the sup- port of the National Geographic Education Foundation and Keene State...