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2018 Summer Institute

JUNE 5, 6, 7 - 2018

"Geographic Inquiry in Historic Medora"

Our annual summer geography education workshop. The 2018 class will focus on Geo-Inquiry. This 3-day 2 credit class will take place in Medora. This class will focus on the unique heritage of the North Dakota Badlands and the people who live there, with an emphasis on field trips and outdoor 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. Priority for this class will be given to teams of 2 or 3 middle school teachers from the same schools.  However, the class is open to all curriculum areas and grade levels. (Lodging and some meals will be covered by NDGA.) Tuition fee for 2 credits is $100, no class fee.

Ag in the Classroom Farm Tour

June 12-13 - 2018

"When West Meets East."

The 2018 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 from 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.  This class will feature both one and two credit options.  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, two credits $100, and $50 class fee.

North Dakota Teachers Resource Coalition

June 20-22 - 2018

"World War 1 and North Dakota."

For more information or to register, contact: Erik Holland at 701-328-2792, eholland@nd.gov

2018 GeoFIT

July 31-Aug 2

"The Environment: Our Essential Resource."

The 2018 GeoFIT classroom on wheels will focus on the Missouri River as it winds through north central North Dakota. We will look at the historic, energy, environmental, and economic impact this river has had on our state. This 3 day-two credit class will start at Stanton at the Coal Country Inn. Expert presenters from the Garrison Dam, National Fish Hatchery, Audubon Wildlife Refuge and LEED Center, Knife River Indian Villages, Lewis and Clark Center, Fort Mandan, Cross Ranch State Park, Great River Energy Plant, and State Historical Society of ND will also provide resources. (Two nights of lodging and two noon and two evening meals will be covered by NDGA.) Tuition for 2 credits is $100, and $100 class fee.