2015 Fall Events

Fall 2015: Alliance Events
  • September 17, 2015 - National Geographic and DC Geographic Alliance Partners Collaborative Meeting.
  • September 18, 2015 - World Water Monoriting Day with earth Conservation Corp
  • October 1, 2015 - Teacher Night, National Botanic Gardens.  DCGA will be present with National Geographic to promote the Alliance.
  • October 9, 2015 - Field Study with DC Public School DC History Teachers
  • Week of October 19, 2015 - Kick off of Alliance after school Enrichment in five DC Public schools for school year 2015-16.  We are partnering with Educational Dimensions, Inc with a TANF Grant.
  • November 15 - 21, 2015 - Geography Awareness Week (GAW), The theme for 2015 is “Explore! The Power of Maps”.  Members will receive a Gar packet developed by the alliance with suggested activities for celebrating Geography Awareness Week in your school.

Alliance News

2015 Summer Events

Congratulations to Dr. Koura Gibson (Sousa MS) and Caroline Kilbourn - Bednarz (McKinley Technology HS) who represented the DCGA at the first Nat Geo Educator Certification Train-the-Trainer Workshop in August. They completed the first phase of this program and will now complete the rest with their students this fall.  

The Program is being offered through the new Nat Geo Educator Community, and aims to: 
  • Create a meaningful membership experience for educators
  • Offer a closer affiliation to educators with the National Geographic brand
  • Encourage deeper levels of engagement within the Nat Geo Educator
  • Advance leadership opportunities for educators based on National
    Geographic's stated desire to teach kids about the world and how it works, empowering them to succeed and make it a better place.

Sharon Purcell and Lola Boxley  conducted Social Studies Enrichment Activities at Plummer Elementary and Beers Elementary this summer.  This project exposed over 200 students to exciting learning opportunities twice a week at each school during the month of July.  Students engaged in hands on activities which helped them understand  their natural world.  During the four weeks, students learned about the water cycle, the watershed, raptors, trees and fish. 

The students visited with our partners at Earth Conservation Corp where they saw and interacted with live Raptors and turtles.  The students visited  National Geographic's interactive MONSTERFISH In Search of The Last River Giants exhibit, and later created their own monster fish using clay.  A special treat was for the older students to visit the popular Indiana Jones Exhibit while at National Geographic.  The Giant Traveling Map of Africa visited both schools during the culminating activities. 

This summer program was funded by a TANF Grant in partnership with Educational Dimensions, Inc. 


National Geographic Education Foundation