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: The 29th Annual Connecticut Geographic Bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society, will be held at Central Connecticut State University on Friday, March 31st, 2017

 Please note the following regarding the Geography Challenge:

    We are in need of some more TC’s to staff the day’s events:  map reading, problem solving, modified orienteering, geo-caching, lunch, and the afternoon Geography Quiz Bowl.  We would appreciate help in the morning (8:30 AM–12:30 PM), at lunchtime (12 Noon–1 PM), or in the afternoon at the Geography Quiz Bowl and Awards Ceremony (1 PM–3 PM).
    Please check your schedules to see if you can volunteer time as an Alliance TC to staff an event at the CT HS Geography Challenge at UConn in Storrs on Tuesday, May 16.  Please let me know ASAP.  We would appreciate your time and help.  Thanks!
Kathleen Ryan
Teacher Consultant, Connecticut Geographic Alliance
Chairman, 26th annual CT High School Geography Challenge
  • 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