I received some new training from National Geographic last month in Washington, D.C. Apparently, I am the new "state coordinator" for GeoAction! -- a 5-year program from NGS to "take GeoAction" by providing geography materials and training to support Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 16-22, 2008). It is my lovely responsibility now to distribute the posters, cd/teacher toolkits (lesson plans) and maps provided by NGS out to the teachers. At this point I have 1000 posters, maps, & (soon to arrive) cd toolkits for dispersal and MANY presentations to make during the next year. I am excited to help get great geography materials out to teachers---ultimately to have more geography taught in the classrooms. I'm really going to be busy this next month, and I will be posting items here related to or in support of GeoAction! activities that I will be sharing throughout Utah. The following pics are from my GeoAction! training in D.C.:
To see more of the "Cool Globes" exhibit at the U.S. Botanic gardens Display:
More photos to follow....The last few photos were taken when we visited the Costa Rican Embassy for a big, fancy reception in honor of our "geography work" and GeoAction!dedication/graduation on the last day of our training.