Summer Programs

2020 Ag In the Classroom Farm Tour (Class FULL)

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 GeoFIT – Online

Thursday, July 13, 2020 – Thursday, July 27, 2020


The class will now be both online and independent study. It will be a one credit class not a two-credit class. The only cost to participants will be the one credit fee of $50 to the university that you are taking the credit from. It will begin July 13th and run through July 27rd. Participants will join the class via Zoom at a specific time for part of the workshop. Participants can work independently at their own pace for part of the workshop. Specific meeting times will be determined based on class participant’s requests.​ For more information contact Jeffrey Beck at 701-240-9231 or email at  

2020 Summer Institute (Class Full)

 Monday, August 03, 2020 – Thursday, August 06, 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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