Colorado Geographic Bee
National Geography Bee
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge. For more information: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/
2013 National Geographic Bee Dates:
Geoman (a.k.a. Herb Thompson, co-coordinator of the Geographic Alliance In Nevada) spent time in South America's Amazon Basin as part of an educational outreach project in support of both the National Geographic Education Foundation and Semester at Sea. Geoman celebrated the 25th anniversary of his own Semester at Sea voyage and his eighteen year association with the Alliance Network by traveling 3,200 miles up the Amazon River from its mouth in Brazil to its last major port in Peru. The adventure’s blog, Geoman’s Journal, can be accessed through this site: http://geomanherb.tumblr.com/ .
National Geographic Society’s North America Giant Map on display in Colorado Springs.
"Giant map to aid geography education", UCCS Press Release.
Conflict in Afghanistan
Graham Bowley, The New York Times, "In Afghanistan, A Soviet Past Lies in Ruins", February 11, 2012