Upcoming Events

ArcGIS Online Institute

Maine Geographic Alliance is offering an ArcGIS Online Institute at the University of Maine, Farmington

July 14, 15 and 16, 2015

ArcGIS Online is the premier online mapping tool that helps teachers and students examine local and global landscapes and understand spatial patterns and relationships.  During this 3-day institute, you will quickly become comfortable with this free, powerful online mapping tool utilizing only a web browser on your Mac, PC or tablet.

This is a hands-on workshop that offers practice and inspiration using ArcGIS Online to create Story Maps and collect field data. You will learn how to  construct a place-based, inquiry project using your community data. Attendees will learn how to create, save, and share Story Maps and how to manage their organization account. We will provide a step-by-step guide for practice at home and school.

All workshop activities and take away lessons are linked to C3, Common Core and NGS Geography for Life2.

Don’t miss this powerhouse event of the year!

For more information and registration materials, contact Cathleen McAnneny at UMF.  mcanneny@maine.edu.

The deadline for registrations is June 15th.

Family Geography Day Schedule

Family Geography Day Schedule


Giant Map 2015

In March 2015, MGA will host the Giant Traveling map of the Pacific Ocean.  This 25ft by 35 ft. map is offered at $300 per day for elementary and middle schools.  A teacher consultant will facilitate the lessons that are all connected to the National Geography Standards.  Information about the map and its activities can be viewed at: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/special-events/pacific-ocean-map/   If you are interested in hosting the map for a day or more (at a reduced rate), please contact: susan_lahti@beeline-online.net for more information.  The dates currently available are March 16th through the 26th.

Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week will be November16-22, 2014. This year’s theme is centered around exploring where foods come from .  For more information contact Joanne Alex at joannedalex@gmail.com.  If your school would to host GAW activities, please contact Joanne so we can track GAW in Maine. For additional activities please visit www.geographyawarenessweek.org.  This is cosponsored by National Geographic Education and the Geo-Literacy coalition.

MGA Calendar of Events - Fall 2014

¨      October 5 - Educators’ Day at the NEARC conference in Groton, CT

      Teacher presentation on using GIS to map historic downtown areas


¨      Oct 9/10 - ACTEM conference


¨      Oct 15  - Earth Science Day and the MaineStateMuseum

      Presentations on geocaching and using a GPS unit to map local features


¨      Oct 24/25 – NESTVAL conference at UNH


Read more: MGA Calendar of Events - Fall 2014

Our Mission

The mission of the Maine Geographic Alliance is to expand and improve geographic education from Pre-Kindergarten through University by assisting educators with high-quality geographic materials, lessons, and workshops for implementing Maine's learning results. 



Maine Geographic Alliance
Roberts Learning Center
UMF Campus
270 Main Street
Farmington, Me. 04938 

(207) 778-7443

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