Baja California & the Sea of Cortez Webinar

Join National Geographic photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins and naturalist Alberto Montaudon, and discover why Baja California should be on every traveler’s must-visit list. Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez a “living aquarium,” with its islands designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, home to an impressive variety of marine mammals and birds. Our 30 years of experience exploring this “best-kept-secret” region guarantees you intoxicating encounters—leaping dolphins, gray whale mothers nurturing their calves, seabirds en masse, and snorkeling with sea lions. • Learn about encounters with dolphins, sea lions and whales • Explore the region’s idyllic landscapes • Discover the Lindblad-National Geographic difference • Find out the answers to your travel questions Register For...

Global Literature Online Reading Group Starting in August

Explore Global Literature with Harvard Regional Studies Centers, Scholars and Authors This online reading series for k-12 educators will explore literature from five regions: Africa, Latin America, Russia, the Middle East, and Islamic World. Join leading experts and authors for monthly online discussions. For more information visit: http://cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu/node/3194   To register for this program visit: https://harvard.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b10fb4IxnDPVCLO   NOTE: Sessions will be conducted in an Adobe Connect virtual classroom space and can be accessed from any computer. Once registered, participants will be given a URL for the virtual classroom location. No software download is required. Join us for just one month or all five – your choice!   In the Country of Men with Margaret Litvin, Assistant Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at Boston University, and the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach Center (Thursday August 16th 2012, 7-8 PM EST) Sweetness in the Belly with The Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard (October 2012) Speaker and date TBD In the Time of the Butterflies with the author and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (December 5th 2012, 7-8 PM EST) The Accompanist with the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard (May 2013) Speaker and date TBD Purple Hibiscus with the Harvard Committee on African Studies (June 2013) Speaker and date TBD   This program is co-sponsored by the Harvard Committee on African Studies, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard, Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard, and the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach...

Human Landscapes of East Asia Workshop

The Five College Center for East Asian Studies is pleased to offer Human Landscapes of East Asia (Focus: China, Japan, Korea) for New Hampshire teachers July 23-25, 2012 (8:30 am-3:30 pm) at Newfound Regional High School, Bristol, NH. Co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies, with additional funding from the Freeman Foundation, this workshop 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. This workshop is most appropriate for middle school and high school teachers, and they will be given first priority in registering for the 20 spots in this workshop. 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. For additional information and the application form, see the attached document. For more information, contact Arlene Kowal, seminar leader at arlene.kowal@gmail.com or fcceas@fivecolleges.edu. Flyer and Application. Anne Prescott, Director Five College Center for East Asian Studies Smith College 69 Paradise Road, Florence Gilman Pavilion Northampton, MA 01063 tel 413-585-3754; fax 413-585-3748 aprescott@fivecolleges.edu...

Common Core Standards Conference

This workshop will be tailored specifically to geography and how the subject can support the common core. Date: Monday-June 11, 2012 Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm Location: Lou Thompson Community Room Newport Middle High School 245 Main Street Newport, NH 03773 For more information please contact enolan1@keene.edu The programs offered by the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance are possible due to the support of the National Geographic Education Foundation and Keene State...

Free; Integrating Land Use into the Upper Elementary/Middle School Classroom

Participants will learn a wide range of developmentally-appropriate, inquiry-oriented teaching methods for the field, laboratory, and classroom, by using the assessment of the health of the forest as a learning context. Activities for 5-8th grade students will be presented on detecting, quantifying, monitoring and mapping a range of forest conditions. The activities are designed to allow students to learn the process of science through asking (and answering) self-generated questions. In addition, ways to motivate students to engage in inquiry-based learning will be discussed. Workshop leaders are: Eleanor Abrams, UNH Education Department Michael Middleton, UNH Education Department Martha Carlson, UNH Institute of the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space Dates: August 16 & 17, 2012 Time: 9:00 – 4:00 Location: NCES, Gorham, NH Cost: Free for teachers holding a valid NH Educator Certification for upper elementary and middle school levels. Stipend: $150 stipend awarded to teachers who successfully complete the course and the course assignments. Number of seats: 10 seats, subject to eligibility approval Registration:...