Friday, April 1, 2011

UA Geography Program recognized by National Geographic Society

UA Geography Program Education and Outreach Coordinator Katie Kennedy hefts the prize awarded, an Atlas of the World, by the National Geographic Society for outstanding efforts during Geography Awareness Week.

Congratulations to Katie Kennedy, UA Geography Program education and outreach coordinator, and her team who coordinated the Geography Awareness Week events last November. National Geographic Society Education Program recognized them for excellence.

Alaska was one of five states to receive top honors. The award was “most work with a partner” for working hand in hand with the Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District on the events and outreach, incorporating the Project Wet lesson plans and activities for the week, which had a theme of "freshwater." Volunteers took the water-themed lessons to Fairbanks schools throughout Geography Awareness Week and also used them at GeoFest, a public event celebrating geography.

Kennedy was also recognized for her outstanding efforts with the Giant Traveling Map of South America, which she took to 23 schools across the state in the fall.

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