National Geographic Education Employment Opportunities

Nat Geo Education will be posting four education specialist positions within the next couple of weeks. One position will be assigned to working with our Network. To find out more, visit  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/jobs/ The positions will all be based in Washington, DC, and the goal is to have them filled by early February.

Sharing Nature: An Educators' Week Workshop

The National Audubon Society is looking for Teachers from Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds for this exciting annual program. 

WHAT: Sharing Nature: An Educators' Week Workshop

WHERE: Hog Island Audubon Camp, Muscongus Bay, Maine

WHEN: JULY 17 - JULY 22, 2016

SCHOLARSHIP: $900 towards $1,095 registration fee (Price includes program, lodging, boat travel, all meals)

 

Features of Educators' Week:

  • Designed for science and non-science educators to generate exciting ideas for creating and incorporating environmental education activities into your curriculum.
  • Inspiring and experienced instructors will share their favorite approaches, methods, and activities for engaging you, and your students, with nature.
  • Workshop presentations and guided field trips on the island using techniques in field biology, art, music, photography, theater, journaling, and other disciplines. 

Interactive workshop: "Increasing Diversity in Environmental Education" led by Chandra Taylor Smith, Ph.D. Vice President, Community Conservation and Education, National Audubon Society.

TO APPLY: E-mail letter of interest and names & contact info. of  2 professional references to Camp Director Pete Salmansohn at psalmansohn@audubon.org. Awards given on a rolling basis, so early application is strongly suggested.  For details, photos, videos about the camp visit: hogisland.audubon.org.

Opportunity for APHG Teachers to Travel to South Korea

Alliance Coordinators are invited to nominate APHG teachers affiliated with your Alliance to participate in a fully funded conference and field study to South Korea. Travel dates are June 21-29, 2016. The application deadline for Alliance-affiliated APHG teachers is February 1, 2016, after which the opportunity will be opened to other APHG teachers.

The topics addressed during the field study include borders, territory, and naming issues, and complement most directly the APHG Political Unit, along with experiences that will enable teachers to enrich human and cultural content of APHG. Each participant is expected to make a presentation, serve on a panel, or be a respondent during a one-day conference with South Korean teachers and university faculty members.

The opportunity for ACs to nominate teachers is a way to recognize and reward APHG teachers who have been actively associated with your Alliance, and to provide a rich professional development and international field study experience.

Please contact two or three of your APHG teachers and ask if they are interested and can meet the dates and other criteria regarding Alliance affiliation. The 2016 delegation of U.S. teachers will be the seventh to participate in this highly successful and engaging conference and field study.

Send your nominations along with the APHG teacher's email address to stoltman@wmich.edu.

- Joe Stoltman, Michigan Alliance Coordinator

Historical Atlas of Maine

Click on the link below to view the new Historical Atlas of Maine. Many of us have waited a long time to finally see it in print! It will be a great resource for teachers, students and all folks who love Maine.

http://umaine.edu/umpress/forthcoming/historical-atlas-of-maine/

Floor Map Available

The MGA is once again able to offer a floor map of the United States for a two-week loan period at no charge.  This 11ft x 14ft vinyl map with foam-like puzzle pieces of the 50 states.  It comes with two teacher guides with many activities for students in grades pre-K to 8.  To request use of the map, please contact Sue Lahti and put US map in the subject line.  susan_lahti@beeline-online.net.  The map is currently available for any two-week period during the 2014- 2015 school year.

Our Mission

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. 

 

CONTACT US

Maine Geographic Alliance
Roberts Learning Center
UMF Campus
270 Main Street
Farmington, Me. 04938 

(207) 778-7443

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