Summer Programs

2020 GeoFIT

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – Thursday, June 25, 2020


The North Dakota Geographic Alliance and the North Dakota Forest Service are providing an opportunity for classroom teachers to experience first-hand key aspects of the North Dakota geography and its relationship with the environment. Participant will visit the lignite corridor and Bismarck area farms and business to visit with the key stakeholders from central North Dakota. Each day will include content rich, hands-on outdoor experiences, individual and group activities. This class will be for 2 credits ($100 credit fee) and have a $100 class fee. Lodging and some meals will be provided. . For more information contact Jeffrey Beck at 701-240-9231 or email at  

2020 Ag In the Classroom Farm Tour

July 8-9, 2020

The 2020 farm tour is going to the eastern part of the state. Join us as we visit the Red River Valley area to learn about how farming in eastern North Dakota is different from that in the west. This tour will depart Minot. We will visit agriculture related businesses from Devils Lake to Grand Forks. The tour will visit beet and potatoes fields and processing plants. We will visit the North Dakota State Mill and Elevator to learn about the nation’s only state-owned flour plant. We will spend one night in Grand Forks. Participants will be allowed to join us in Devils Lake if that is more convenient. (Lodging and some meals will be covered by NDGA.) Tuition fee for one credit is $50 and $50 class fee. . For more information contact Jeffrey Beck at 701-240-9231 or email at

2020 Summer Institute

 Monday, August 03, 2020 – Thursday, August 05, 2020

 “NDGA Summer Institute 2020 – GEOGRAPHIC INQUIRY”

This active learning course is for teachers of geography or those teaching courses with geographic content at any grade level. The 3-day program will focus on helping teachers collect data about the 5 themes of geography followed by using this data to create active learning opportunities participants can use in their classrooms.  The institute will have an emphasis on field trips and outdoors activities. It will also include hands-on instruction in data collection methods, including a session on how to get started collecting and integrating Geo-Inquiry into classroom lessons. Another area covered will be the new and easy-to-use GIS tools available to enhance learning in social science courses. Participants will also expand their network of colleagues who are valuable resources in the profession of education. MSU door lodging and some meals will be provided. Two credits ($50 per credit) and a $100 class fee. Register online at For more information contact Jeffrey Beck at 701-240-9231 or email at


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