We have an outstanding team of lead educators who will be teaching/co-teaching these workshops and we offer the workshops to you at a very reduced rate of $75 per UNI credit hour (graduate or undergraduate GEOG credit).
The GAI is pleased to announce three field-based workshops, one to Peru that includes visits to Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rain Forest. Please contact Alex.Oberle@uni.edu if you'd like to sign up for the 3 UNI graduate credit hour Peru trip or receive more information. Partnering with the Iowa DNR's REAP program, we are co-sponsoring two workshops to various parts of Iowa, southern Iowa to explore the geography and history of the Underground Railroad and then a separate workshop to northwest Iowa to travel Iowa's glacial landscape.
The Program for Teaching East Asia (University of Colorado in Boulder), is accepting applications for its summer institute on Korea until April 31st. The course, Korea’s Journey into the 21st Century: Historical Contexts, Contemporary Issues, runs July 24th-28th and explores contemporary South Korea’s distinct history, geography, intra-peninsular and international relations, and transnational cultural transmissions through Korean narratives and texts. Participants will receive travel allowance, room and board, materials, and stipend.
On March 5th, members of the Geographic Alliance of Iowa participated in the Missouri Valley History Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. The research team, which consisted of Dr. Alex Oberle (Alliance Coordinator), Dr. Leisl Carr Childers, Dr.
The World Food Prize is now accepting applications for their Youth Institute on April 25th at Iowa State University. To participate, students submit a three to five page paper on a challenge facing any particular country under the supervision of a mentor teacher (Due March 28th). To express interest, please contact Jacob Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline for the 2016 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is January 3rd, 2016! This program accepts 35 outstanding teachers for a professional development experience of a lifetime. While traveling aboard the, teachers will learn how to bring geographic awareness back into their schools. To apply, please visit : http://education.nationalgeographic.org/programs/grosvenor-teacher-fellow/
The deadline for registering your school for the National Geographic Bee is fast approaching. This program, for students in grades 4-8, challenges them to learn about the world and how it works. Early registration is $100 and ends December 18th! To register, visit NATGEOBEE.COM, log in, and find your school by zip code.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks system, the United States Government has a goal to get every kid into a national park this year. Part of this program allows all fourth graders (and their family) in the United States free access to any park all year long! All a student or a teacher has to do is print off the pass! For more information or to print a pass, please visit EveryKidInAPark.