Institute promotes geography excellence

NEW PALTZ — The New York Geographic Alliance’s annual Summer Institute will be held at SUNY New Paltz July 8-20.

The New York Geographic Alliance (NYGA) is part of a national network of state geographic alliances sponsored by the National Geographic Society’s Geographic Education program. The NYGA’s Summer Institute provides an opportunity for administrators and K-12 teachers to gain extensive training in geographic content, classroom applications and techniques to improve geographic education in primary and secondary schools.

Participants are chosen from a statewide competition. During the program, the K-12 teachers will live and work on campus, attending a variety of lectures and workshops presented by university professors and teacher consultants.

For more information about the Summer Geography Insitute, contact Dr. Jo Margaret Mano, co-coordinator of the New York Geographic Alliance, faculty member of the SUNY New Paltz Department of Geography, and academic director for the Institute, at (845) 257-3599.