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the geographic knowledge and skills to become empowered global thinkers and problem solvers in
an interconnected world.

West Fargo BioBlitz Highlights

A BioBlitz was held from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Elmwood Park in West Fargo, ND, on May 6.
What is a BioBlitz?
Bio, as in biology, or the study of living organisms, and Blitz! Which means a sudden, energetic, and focused endeavor. A BioBlitz focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific geographic area over a short period of time. The species list can be used to generate an inventory of species or later to conduct research or communicate about local ecological conditions.

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Knife River Indian Villages ArcheoBlitz

The first-ever NPS "ArcheoBlitz" took place at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site on May 5-7, 2016, engaging 250 middle-school students in archeological research.

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Workshop Registration

Teacher Resource Coalition Workshop
(1 Credit)
Commemorate ~ Educate ~ Motivate
June 27-29, Heritage Center, Bismarck

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Institute Registration

Alliance Summer Geography Institute

***This registration has closed.***
Mandan, ND
June 6-10, 2016
"Where the West Begins" and the fun never ends.
Come join us for the 2016 Summer Geography Institute.  Learn how humans have interacted with nature and the environment in Mandan and surrounding area. Whether you are an elementary teacher looking for learning activities or a secondary educator looking to give students depth of understanding, this institute is for you. While expanding your network of colleagues who are such valuable resources, enjoy the highlights of exploration and discovery at Ft. Lincoln State Park, the Missouri River walking workshop, an agriculture field trip, and by finding the real Fort Mandan.

Lodging and most meals provided.

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GeoFIT(Forestry Institute for Teachers)
Pembina Gorge, Walhalla, ND
August 1-4, 2016
Human Geography: Faces and Places
This "classroom on wheels" human geography tour will study people from the past and evaluate present day communities, culture and interactions with the forest, riparian and prairie environments in the Pembina Gorge area. Visiting experts and local people will present content rich, hands-on outdoor experiences, individual and group activities at Icelandic State Park, Tetrault State Forest, Gingras Trading Post and the Pembina Museum. A Christmas tree farm, riparian river restoration project and community forest will demonstrate environmental stewardship.

We will not only look at social, environmental and economic changes, but also at how to minimize negative impacts and protect water quality.

Lodging and most meals provided.


1. Register and pay class fee: Class Fee

2. Register for university credit fee (Choose one of the three universities below:

University of North Dakota: University Credit Fee


To avoid any late fees, please complete your credit registration within the time frame stated above. Failure to do so will result in a late fee of $25, along with your original credit fee.


  • Credit registrations are not complete until payment is received.
  • Payment options include: Online (credit card); Mail Check to UND (address provided); and Third Party Payment (used only when the sponsoring school or agency is paying for the credit fee. Please get the name of the contact person and billing address from your instructor.)
  • When mailing a check to UND, do so immediately after going online to register.
  • Payment must be received within two weeks from the time you submit your online credit registration, or your credit registration will be canceled.


  • You will receive an email confirmation of your course completion and instructions for ordering transcripts after UND receives the grade report from the instructor. Contact your instructor concerning your grade if you have not received your course completion confirmation from UND within 2- 3 weeks of the end of course date.
  • All grades for professional development credits are recorded on official transcripts at the University of North Dakota as continuing education credit. It takes approximately 3-4 weeks from your end of course date for grades to be posted on transcripts, provided registrations and grades are received according to posted due dates.

Viewing Unofficial Transcripts and Ordering Transcripts:

For full instructions, go to: http://und.edu/tech-support/students/educators

UND Office of Extended Learning
Professional Development for Educators
Phone: 1.800.CALL.UND

North Dakota State University: University Credit Fee

Minot State University: University Credit Fee

Once the registration page opens, please ignore the Home/Register/Log In/My Cart section at the top of the page and:

  1. Click on MiSU Professional Development Workshops.
  2. Click on the Summer 2016 link.
  3. Click on the GeoFIT 2016 Faces and Places link.
  4. On the next page, click on Add to Cart.
  5. When the next page appears, check your "order" and click onCheckout.
  6. The Delivery Address page will then open. Be sure that every item marked with an * is filled in (use n/a if necessary)and click on the Continue Unregistered button.
  7. On the next page, Payment Methods, please complete the required sections. Near the bottom of the page there is a section for the billing address. If your delivery and billing addresses are the same, check the "Use current delivery address as billing address." If your billing address is different, you will need to complete that section. When you have completed all of the sections, click on the Use This Payment Method button.
  8. Please review the information below, and then click the "Submit Your Oder" button. (located near the top of the screen)
The final screen is the one you can print out for your records.
You will also receive a confirmation email with your "order number" and details.