Institute promotes geography excellence
NEW PALTZ -- The New York Geographic Alliance's annual Summer Institute will be held at SUNY New Paltz July 8-20.
The New York Geographic Alliance (NYGA) is part of a national network of state geographic alliances sponsored by the National Geographic Society's Geographic Education program. The NYGA's Summer Institute provides an opportunity for administrators and K-12 teachers to gain extensive training in geographic content, classroom applications and techniques to improve geographic education in primary and secondary schools.
Participants are chosen from a statewide competition. During the program, the K-12 teachers will live and work on campus, attending a variety of lectures and workshops presented by university professors and teacher consultants.
For more information about the Summer Geography Insitute, contact Dr. Jo Margaret Mano, co-coordinator of the New York Geographic Alliance, faculty member of the SUNY New Paltz Department of Geography, and academic director for the Institute, at (845) 257-3599.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.