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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

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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.

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