Student contests for geography classrooms

Student contest for geography classrooms Who: Open to all high school students What: 30-45 second video PSA that illustrates the connection between world population reaching 7 billion to one of three topics (food security, the global status of women/girls, wildlife habitat) When: Now! The deadline to submit videos is February 21, 2013. How: Students start by visiting www.Worldof7Billion.org/student_video_contest where they’ll find everything they need – from background information on population and filming tips to contest rules and judging criteria. Where: Videos are to be uploaded directly to www.Worldof7Billion.org Prizes: Twelve students will win prizes of up to $1,000. Participating teachers are eligible to receive a complimentary set of Population Education curricula. More Information     United States Geography Challenge The United States Geography Challenge (www.usgeochallenge.com), is a new geography competition for American students ages 12-18. Aside from being a nationwide competition, the US Geography Challenge has been endorsed by the National Council for Geography Education as the qualifying competition for US students to attend the 2013 International Geography Olympiad (iGEO, www.geoolympiad.org) in Kyoto, Japan. Although the International Geography Olympiad has existed since 1996, the USA has never participated until now. Please note that, based on age requirements established by iGEO, only Varsity students (those born before July 1, 1997) will be eligible to compete for a spot on the US Team at the International Competition. The US Geography Challenge was founded this past summer by David Madden and me (Enrico Contolini). Mr. Madden is a former 19-day champion on the quiz show ”Jeopardy” who is also the founder and Executive Director of The National History Bee and The National...