In March 2015, MGA will host the Giant Traveling map of the Pacific Ocean. This 25ft by 35 ft. map is offered at $300 per day for elementary and middle schools. A teacher consultant will facilitate the lessons that are all connected to the National Geography Standards. Information about the map and its activities can be viewed at: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/special-events/pacific-ocean-map/ If you are interested in hosting the map for a day or more (at a reduced rate), please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The dates currently available are March 16th through the 26th.
Geography Awareness Week will be November16-22, 2014. This year’s theme is centered around exploring where foods come from . For more information contact Joanne Alex at email@example.com. If your school would to host GAW activities, please contact Joanne so we can track GAW in Maine. For additional activities please visit www.geographyawarenessweek.org. This is cosponsored by National Geographic Education and the Geo-Literacy coalition.
¨ October 5 - Educators’ Day at the NEARC conference in Groton, CT
Teacher presentation on using GIS to map historic downtown areas
¨ Oct 9/10 - ACTEM conference
¨ Oct 15 - Earth Science Day and the MaineStateMuseum
Presentations on geocaching and using a GPS unit to map local features
¨ Oct 24/25 – NESTVAL conference at UNH
The mission of the Maine Geographic Alliance is to expand and improve geographic education from Pre-Kindergarten through University by assisting educators with high-quality geographic materials, lessons, and workshops for implementing Maine's learning results.