South Carolina Geography Institutes Summer 2011

The South Carolina Geographic Alliance accepts participants from other states for its two summer institutes. Please consider sending your teachers to us. Two opportunities: June 12-24: Alliance Summer Geography Institute. This is a traditional TC development institute. Lots of content, lots of field trips, 3 graduate credits. Application materials here: http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/events/asgi_events.html June 12-17: Geotechnology Institute. One week of GIS, GPS, virtual globes – all tailored toward K-12 instruction. Application materials here: http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/events/gis.html The application deadline for each is April 15, but I can extend that for your teachers. But work quickly so I can save spots for...

Tsunami workshop

Tsunami Run-up Prediction for Seaside, Oregon Friday, May 6, 2011 4:00­‐6:00 pm Hopkinton Middle High School 297 Park Ave. Contoocook, NH 03229 Teachers who attend the workshop and then implement EET lessons are eligible for a $120 stipend! This hands-on workshop will utilize a free GIS tool (Arc Explorer Java Edition for Education-AEJEE) to explore tsunami data and identify potential consequences of a five, fifteen, and twenty-meter sea level rise due to a tsunami run-up on the Oregon coast. Participants will download DEM (digital elevation model) contours and overlay additional data such as roads and schools to see the potential impact of a tsunami event on transportation, infrastructure, housing, and natural habitat in this region. Users will then plan evacuation routes for two schools in the town of Seaside, Oregon. Geographic data from the current (Japanese) tsunami will also be explored, and ways to modify the lesson for different geographic areas will be discussed. The Earth Exploration Toolbook (http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/index.html) is a collection within the National Science Digital Library that is created and administered by TERC,Inc, through funding from the NSF. To preview this lesson visit Tsunami Lesson For more information or to register contact: Ina Ahern, Plymouth Regional High School (iahern@prhs.sau48.org or 603 536-­‐1444 ext 1221) Bob Woolner, Hopkinton Middle High School (rwoolner@hopkintonschools.org or 603 746-­‐4167) Download...
Early Registration Deadline is coming up!!

Early Registration Deadline is coming up!!

Geology of NH With Leland A. Wilder, BA. Geology, M.Ed. This workshop is for any educator who wants to know more about the geology of New Hampshire and gain new ideas for teaching about it. Learn from an award winning teacher who is the former president of the NH Geological Society, currently the Outreach Coordinator for the NH Geological Survey, Adjunct Professor of Earth Science at Colby-Sawyer College, and an Independent Earth Science Educational Facilitator. Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011 Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Check-In begins at 8:30 am Location: SERESC, 29 Commerce Drive, Bedford, NH. 03110 Event Presenter: Leland A. Wilder, BA. Geology, M.Ed. Early Registration Cost $ 100.00 if registration and payment are received by 3/21/2011 Registration Cost is $130.00 per individual Cost includes: continental breakfast, lunch, certificate of attendance with 5 contact hours Registration Deadline is 3/28/2011 For more information download a brochure or to click here (pdf) To register click here If you are unable to open the attachment and would like a hard-copy of the brochure, please email rknight@seresc.net with your name and mailing address and which flyer you are looking for. We will be happy to send one out to you right away. About the Presenter: Leland A. Wilder, M.Ed. Leland has a B.A. in Geology and a M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision. He is currently the Public Outreach Coordinator for the NH Geological Survey, and an Independent Earth Science Educational Facilitator. He was formerly an Earth-Space Science teacher and Science Chairperson at Rundlett Junior High School in Concord. In 2001 he was the recipient of the Howard I. Wagner Award...

Using NASA NEO and ImageJ

Using NASA NEO and ImageJ to Explore the Role of Snow Cover in Shaping Climate Friday, March 18, 2011 4:00‐6:00 pm Hopkinton Middle High School 297 Park Ave. Contoocook, NH 03229 Teachers who attend the workshop and then implement EET lessons are eligible for a $120 stipend! Learn how to access satellite images displaying land surface temperature, snow cover, and reflected shortwave radiation data from the NASA Earth Observation (NEO) website. Download, explore, and animate these images using ImageJ, a public domain image analysis program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Then utilize the Web‐based analysis tools built into NEO to observe, graph, and analyze the relationship between the three variables. This lesson addresses content and skills for geography, earth science, and math and is part of the Earth Exploration Toolbook. The Earth Exploration Toolbook (http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/index.html) is a collection within the National Science Digital Library that is created and administered by TERC, Inc. through funding from the NSF. To preview this lesson, visit http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/albedo/index.html This workshop is an outreach effort of Eyes In the Sky II. Eyes in the Sky II (http://serc.carleton.edu/eyesinthesky2/) is a professional development program created and administered by TERC, Inc., funded through the NASA K‐12 Competitive Grants Program with prior funding by NSF’s ITEST program. For more information checkout the Flyer: Remote Sensing Flyer Register...

Geoliteracy in the Classroom

Geoliteracy in the Classroom April 9th 2011 in Durham NH. This all day workshop will explore the idea of  keeping geography alive in the classroom through a variety of reading and language art activities.  Participants will discover how to integrate children’s literature, technology and the arts to increase geographic literacy with their students. Planning strategies, specific activities for each grade, and resources will be shared. Geography for the Elementary Classroom. May 7th 2011 Central NH Do you love Geography? Would you like to fit it into your very busy day?  This all day workshop will give you ideas, lesson plans and teaching strategies to incorporate into Reading, Science and Social Studies.  Participants will receive lessons that give the students hands on experiences that are easy to implement using curriculum you already teach. Come share your ideas with fellow teachers. Return to your classroom with sure fire ideas and goodies. Hope to see you there. Register...