Geography Events and Contests

UI BioBlitz 2016!

Please join us for the Phillips Farm BioBlitz!

Who:  High school and middle school students

What:  A BioBlitz is when a group of students and experts get together to find/identify as many plant and animal species as possible within a specified amount of time.  They are happening all over our state and nation this year, as part of an initiative by the National Park Service, state and local parks and the National Geographic Society

Where:  Phillips Farm County Park (5 min north of Moscow off Hwy 95)

When:  Saturday June 4   10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

What to bring:   Water, small magnifying glass if you have one, snacks and/or sack lunch to enjoy afterwards (optional)

Map: Phillips Family Farm

Celebrate World Oceans Day June 8th, 2016

On June 8th from 6 am to 6 pm EST National Geographic is partnering with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants for an all-day Google+ Hangout with 24 scientists and explorers in honor of World Oceans Day. Teachers can sign up to attend and reserve on-camera spots for their classrooms here. All hangouts will be recorded and available after the event.

Voter Registration Day – September 27, 2016

In 2008, over six million Americans missed the election because they did not know how to register to vote or because they missed a deadline. National Voter Registration Day was created to ensure no one gets left behind.
A single day of coordinated activity, #VoterRegistrationDay empowers thousands of organizations across the country. If your Alliance is interested in learning more, go to

Geography Awareness Week Nov 13-19, 2016

Each year more than 100,000 Americans actively participate in Geography Awareness Week.  A wealth of valuable resources, including printable posters, mission booklets, and an organizing toolkit is also available for teachers, parents, and students on the website. Find the tools you need to plan Geography Awareness Week events, organize geography outreach in your local community, and guide students in ways to document their experiences.

GIS Day  November 16, 2016

GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.  Website includes resources to host your own GIS day.

National Geographic Bee  

May 22-25, 2016 National Championship in Washington, D.C.

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.

AAG 2017 Annual Meeting

Next annual meeting of the AAG is in Boston, MA April 5th-9th, 2017. Click link for further information as it becomes available.

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