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Kansas Geographic Alliance!
- August 23-Dec 3: Early Registration for schools wishing to host a geography bee. This year's bee information, including deadlines and instructions, can be found here.
- November 6 & 7: Kansas Social Studies Conference in Abilene, KS. Conference information can be found here.
- November 13-19: 2016 Geography Awareness Week. For more information and to see how you can take part, please visit http://kansasgeoalliance.wix.com/gaw2016
- November 16th: International GIS Day. For more information, please visit http://www.gisday.com/
Congratulations to the 2016 Kansas Geography Teacher of the Year, Mary Beck!
Mary Beck, Seaman Unified School District 345's 2015 Teacher of the Year, was awarded the Kansas Geography Teacher of the Year Award on September 12th. For a full write up click here. Congratulations Mary!
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*The latest volume of our newsletter, KGA Insights, is available here: KGA Insights 2016 Vol. 3.
*GIS News: K-12 schools in the state of Kansas now have access to a free site license to ArcGIS software from ESRI. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this program for your classroom, school, or district please use the following website for more information: http://connected.esri.com/
The Kansas Geographic Alliance (KGA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing geographic literacy among the citizens of Kansas. The KGA is funded by the National Geographic Education Foundation with additional support from Kansas State University, Fort Hays State University, and the State Department of Education.
The mission of the KGA is to promote and support geographic literacy and education throughout Kansas.
Our vision is that the KGA will be the valued and respected source for expertise on geography and the teaching of geography for the citizens of Kansas.
We envision a geographically literate Kansas society that uses their geographic knowledge to support and maintain a healthy environment as a base for strong communities and a vibrant economy, to help the population to make informed decisions as citizens of Kansas, the United States, and the planet.
While the KGA is primarily a professional development organization for educators, membership is open to individuals in government, business, and the general public.