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NCGE March Webinar

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A New Way to See

March 19, 2014 Presenters: Sue Bickford with Allegra Rosler, both of New England UAV

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are currently being used to fill the data gap between information that is being collected locally on the ground and information that is being collected remotely from the air. UAVs allow organizations themselves to determine precisely where, when and what type of remotely sensed data is recorded for their particular area of interest. This webinar will be a introductory overview of what exactly UAVs are, how they are being used and how this new industry is developing in the United States, One major sector of the industry is high school and higher education, from using UAVs in teaching the principles of remote sensing to developing UAV degree programs. Register Now  Cost: $20 Non-Member; $0 Members

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 Superintendant Nicholas Gledich

Colorado Superintendent Shares Lessons on Crisis Management

D11 Superintendent Nicholas Gledich shares Lessons Learned

With his webpage on "Guiding Principles", Mr. Gledich shares valuable guidelines formed during years of classroom teaching and solidfied during his experiences during the Waldo Canyon fire.  Examples of these guidelines in action are posted online by Mr. Gledich so we all can see the results of people who "create awesome".   Read more about Superintendent Gledich and the events that shaped his Guiding Principles in this article by Evie Blad of "Education Week".

 NCGE Headquarters

NCGE is On The Move!

New Location - Same Great Benefits to COGA Members

The National Council for Geographic Education is moving from the National Geographic Headquarters building to a new location... just a few blocks away. But don't fret! COGA members still can take advantage of all the benefits that come with our NCGE partnership, including discounts, free subscriptions to NCGE publications, professional development opportunities - including full access to NCGE's live Webinar series & much more! For more information on what benefits your COGA membership brings, visit

 COGA Leadership Council Meeting February 2014

COGA Leadership Council News

Strategic Planning Meeting

The winter meeting of the Colorado Geographic Alliance's Leadership Council was held at History Colorado Center on Saturday, February 1st. While the meetings in spring and fall usually last about three hours, this meeting focuses on discussing the strategic direction for the year ahead, and provides an opportunity for the members of the Leadership Council to delve deeper into opportunities and challenges. We approved COGA's Strategic Plan for 2013-2015; discussed opportunities to reach out to educators, students, and the community through events such as "Night with a Geographer"; brainstormed about ways to improve the COGA website; and considered the possibility of developing a giant traveling map of Colorado. Liz Cook, History Colorado's Environmental Educator, provided a guided tour of the "Living West Exhibit". I am excited about the variety of people involved in COGA's work, but there are plenty of opportunities for you to make sure geography education is available to all students across the state.

 Night With a Geographer Poster

Night with a Geographer

Ongoing Series

In conjunction with the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and the Geospatial Centroid at Colorado State University, the Colorado Geographic Alliance is sponsoring "Night with a Geographer" to engage the public as well as K-12 geography teachers in better understanding the scope and depth of geography. Following each lecture, there will be an informal discussion about how this content is relevant both to current issues of our day and to classroom teaching. This is a great place to meet other geography minded educators & share ideas & connections! 

Use the links below to register (required). 

Admission is FREE for COGA members & educators.  Email us at for details on free admissions. 

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Place and Identity: How We Define Ourselves
Phil Klein, Ph. D., University of Northern Colorado
Seating is limited and preregistration is required.  For tickets, please visit the FCMoD Ticketing Page.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The Geography of Natural Disasters
Melinda Laituri, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Ticketing for this event is not yet open.