Map and Compass Workshop

Saturday, October 20; raindate, October 21 Gould Hill Farm, 656 Gould Hill Rd., Contoocook, NH 11 AM – 1 PM Every year we hear stories about people getting lost in the woods; too often the story ends with tragedy. Learn skills including map reading, using a compass, and basic GPS that will reduce your chances of getting lost in the woods and increase the likelihood of being found safely. The program for grades 9 – adult. Preregistration is required. Registration is limited to 10. Call 746-6121 to register or for more information. $20, museum members. $25, nonmembers All proceeds benefit the...

NHEdGIS Optional Training Event: August 14, 2012

We’ve received a tremendous response to our request for “early adopters” of the statewide educational site license for Esri’s ArcGIS software. Because you have expressed interest in or your organization has received the license, we’d like to invite you (and any other interested NH educators) to a training event before school starts at Hopkinton Middle High School. (There will be other events offered later.) Tentative Schedule is as follows: 8:00 am: Optional Pre-meeting: Installation troubleshooting—answer questions on installation issues, if desired, conduct an actual installation 9:00 am: Official Start Introductions Introduction to GIS in Education 9:15 am: ArcGIS Online: Create a personal account and try out an activity. (Options will include activities appropriate for various grade levels and subjects.) Share. 10:15 am: ArcWhat? The Language of Esri 10:30 am: Organizational Accounts: the NHEdGIS ArcGIS Online Account: 11:30 am: Resources: I want to start using GIS, but don’t feel ready to create my own lessons….how do I find things to do with my class? 12:00 am: Lunch (Bring your own or can order locally) 12:45 pm: ArcGIS Desktop: Mapping Our World Lesson (start) 1:45 pm: Wrap up/conclusion. Where do we go from here? 2:00 pm: Optional “after school “ session: we will hang around for people who would like to stay and continue to play with the software and/or ask questions. 3:00 pm: Final “Bell” To RSVP to this invitation, please fill out the GoogleDocs form at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFFtWVFJd3U1Ymp4bXRSVS1aY0JRU3c6MQ#gid=0 Please also forward this e-mail to other teachers (at your school or throughout NH) who you think might be interested in attending. Any questions? Contact me at i_ahern@LR.NET or the partnership at...

Spaces Still Available for East Asian Geography at Newfound HS

This summer, July 23 – July 25 NRHS if offering a workshop on Asian Studies sponsored by the NH Council for the Social Studies. Below is an excerpt from their application materials. “This workshop, which is open to NH teachers only, will address Theme E: Cultural Development, Interaction and Change of the New Hampshire Curriculum Framework. In particular, topics in geography, world history, anthropology, sociology and psychology will be discussed. The workshop will include lectures by East Asia specialists and curriculum implementation discussions. Participants will receive $130 worth of curriculum materials, including a subscription to Education About Asia. Upon completion of the workshop participants will receive a $100 stipend and certificate of completion. Participants may elect to complete an additional 12 hours of professional development online by May 31, 2013 to become eligible for an additional $200 stipend as well as additional advanced continuing education opportunities (including study tours to East Asia) offered through the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).” For further information, contact Arlene Kowal at arlene.kowal@gmail.com.-+ For More...

Land Navigation 101

Mount Washington Observatory Land Navigation 101 July 14, 2012 (space is limited) This comprehensive course will familiarize participants with the proper use of a map and compass when navigating in wilderness environments. Topics include reading topographic maps, using a compass, measuring and following bearings, creating trip plans, “improvised” navigation and more. The course will be led by seasoned backcountry guide Dave Lottmann, a former US Marine who currently teaches rock climbing, ice climbing, backcountry skiing, land navigation and avalanche safety classes for the Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School in the White Mountains of New Hampshire while also serving on the local Mountain Rescue Service. Schedule The workshop will commence at 8:15am and conclude at 4:30pm, beginning at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, located at 2779 White Mountain Highway in North Conway, NH. Click here for directions. This eight-hour course will spend the first four hours in the classroom and the second four hours in the field. Cost The fee for Mount Washington Observatory members and/or registered Seek the Peak 2012 participants is $95. The fee for the general public is $115. Cost includes instruction and all associated materials (see “Gear Requirements,” below). Reservations To reserve your spot, please contact Mount Washington Observatory Director of Education Michelle Cruz at (800) 706-0432, x225 or mcruz@mountwashington.org. Class size is restricted to 12 people to insure plenty of hands-on instruction and supervision by the educator, so advance reservations are strongly encouraged. A minimum of six participants is required for the course to run. Refunds For the July 14 workshop date, no refunds will be issued after July 1. Physical Requirements Participants...

Call for Workshops – Children in Nature Conference 2012

Discovering Nature Wherever You Are” October 4, 2012 at the Castleton Conference Center, Windham, NH Do you have ideas, expertise and experience to share about connecting children, youth and families with nature — wherever they are? We welcome your workshop proposal for presenting at the 2012 NH Children in Nature Conference: Join us to explore the many ways we can connect all children, youth and families with nature, whether by discovering new ways to use existing outdoor spaces like backyards, vacant lots and conservation lands, or creating new spaces in schoolyards, city parks and neighborhoods. We invite teachers, city planners, environmental educators, artists, community members, park and recreation professionals, business owners, health practitioners, and others with experience, expertise and ideas to share on this topic, to submit a workshop proposal. The deadline is July 6. Details are in the attached document. Please share this with your contacts. Thank you! Flyer...