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....

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...

Common Core Task Force Looking For Volunteers

The Common Core Task Force is working on another piece to support teachers in the field.  This is a call for volunteers.  We are looking for teachers from all grades to be involved in aligning National Geographic Kids books and resources to the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts. Click here to submit information: Volunteers. NG Kids has many books so we are looking for a large number of volunteers.  Those that apply and are selected will be able to keep the books or series they review for use in their classroom.  Sign up by May 31,...

$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...