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...

Making Maps the Google Way & GIS on pennies a day Test Drive

The VT Center for Geographic Information is partnering with UNH Extension to bring two hands-on workshops to VT Technical College in Randolph on March 30. $50/workshop. 1) 9AM – NOON: Learn how to make interactive and 3D maps using free Google mapping tools! This course explores the basics of Google Earth and Google Maps with a special focus on creating your own maps to share with others. Make Google Earth and Google Maps work for you on PC’s and Macs! Description: http://extension.unh.edu/GISGPS/GISGPSTO.htm#TO_GW Register: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=6712 2) 1PM -4PM: Take a variety of full-functioned, free GIS programs for a test drive! After a brief intro to the software, hands-on exercises will provide a framework to learn the basics of the programs, including how to create maps, edit GIS data and do basic geoprocessing. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data to use after they understand the basics of the software. Description: http://extension.unh.edu/GISGPS/GISGPSTO.htm#TO_10CTD Register: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=6713 Questions: VCGI – 802-882-3002;...

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...