The Connecticut Geographic Alliance is an organization of educators, business people and other citizens dedicated to improving geographic education in Connecticut. Our members include teachers and administrators from most Connecticut towns, geography and education faculty from the state’s colleges and universities, and concerned citizens in business and government.
Our organization is part of the National Geographic Society’s Geographic Alliance Network. Alliance activities are supported by an endowment from the National Geographic Society Education Foundation. In addition, Central Connecticut State University provides a home base for the Alliance in its Geography Department.
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- CT Annual Geographic Bee: Check out this page in our news and events to see who the winner was!
- 2017 CT Highschool Geography Challenge: Tuesday, May 16th: The Connecticut High School Geography Challenge is a statewide, interscholastic academic team competition that will be held at The University of Connecticut in Storrs.
- Check out the interview with Kathleen Ryan and two students who have competed the last three years!
- Connecticut ArcGIS Map Contest (2017): Across the U.S., high school and middle school students are exploring their world and creating interesting map products with ArcGIS Online. Esri now challenges students to create and share maps about something in their home states, working to be among the best in the school, state, and nation. The ArcGIS Online US School Competition 2017 is open to high school (gr.9-12) and middle school (gr.4-8) students in the U.S who can analyze, interpret, and present data via an ArcGIS Online presentation, web app, or story map.
- Mystic Seaport for Educators Summer 2017 Fellowships Available:
Mystic Seaport is currently looking for creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated teachers to participate in the Mystic Seaport for Educators (MSE) website research and content creation program. The MSE Summer Fellowship program focuses on the research and development of our online features. Educators selected for the program receive training and spend time working with Museum staff to explore the collections and write content for the website. Completed projects are then transformed into website features by Museum staff, the following school year. To apply, click here to access the application. Applications are due Friday, May 5, 2017. Small stipends are available. For more information contact Krystal Rose firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Outdoor Classroom Day: May 18th: Celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play with thousands of other schools around the world that will take lessons outside and prioritize playtime. Outdoor learning improves children’s health, engages them with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. Play not only teaches critical life skills such as resilience, teamwork and creativity, but is central to children’s employment of childhood. Please visit https://outdoorclassroomday.com, for more information.