¨ 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
¨ Nov 8 – Family Geography Day at the MaineDiscoveryMuseum in Bangor. This day’s them will be the interconnectedness of our food supply with activities and snacks from around the world.
¨ Nov 15-23 – Geography Awareness Week www.geographyawarenessweek.org
¨ Nov 19 – GIS day www.gisday.org
¨ Nov 21-23 – National Council for the Social Studies conference in Boston MA. www.ncss.org. Several teachers will be doing presentations on integrating Geography into the k-12 classroom and enhancing geospatial skills and content.
Other upcoming events:
¨ March 6-26 – the Giant Traveling map of the Pacific Ocean will be in Maine. Call to schedule a visit to your school
¨ March 21-22 – Maine Science Festival at the Cross Center in Bangor.
MGA will be there with the GTMap of the Pacific Ocean.
¨ March 27, 2015 - Maine Geography Bee at UMF. One hundred Maine students compete for prizes and a trip to the National Bee in DC in May.
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.