Association of Washington Geographers

Fall Meeting - October 21, 2000
Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, Washington

  • AWG Fall Meeting 2000:
  • Theme: Geographical Education in Washington State.
    Where: Bellevue Community College
    [Details! Click!]
    Date: Saturday, Oct 21, 2000
    Time: 8:00 for Coffee and Socializing;
    8:30 for Welcome & Keynote

    Program & Schedule (Click!)

    Who Should Attend:

    Professional Geographers: You will learn about programs that will influence the geographic knowledge of young citizens.

    College and University Instructors: You will learn about K-12 programs that will influence the geographic knowledge of future students.

    K-12 teachers: You will learn about changes in the K-12 geography essentials. You will hear about changes and directions in the college and university system that will have implications for your students and you will hear about plans for the geography alliance. (Clock hours are available through Western Washington University. Check the AWG web for details)

    Students: You will find out about changes in the K-12 system and in university programs that could have an impact on your decisions concerning a university geography program.

    Lunch: Lunch will be an informal buffet. The cost will be $6.00 payable at BCC. Please let Neil Sorenson know by 18 October if you plan on attending the lunch. Neil's email is, phone and voice mail is (425) 564-6167.

    Dues, Addresses and EMAIL: Please send in your 2001 dues--$10.00 or $5.00 for students-as soon as possible to Mr. Tom Chow Edmonds Community College 20000 68th Avenue West Lynnwood, WA 98036. If your address on the mailing label is incorrect let Tom know. Additionally, if you have email please give us your address. We would like to use more email and less snail mail to transmit meeting and other information.

    A reminder has been been mailed to members detailing the costs of the lunch and requesting that you let us know if you will attend.

    Events: Click for Details!
  • Presentations by Four Year University Geography Department Chairpersons on their Programs and Future Directions
  • Presentations on the Status of Geography in the State's Community Colleges
  • Presentation on the Direction of the Geographic Alliance
  • Presentation on the New K-12 Geography Essentials
  • Presentations on Geography Teaching Techniques
  • The AWG president has put out a call for papers on "Techniques for Teaching Geography". If you would like to make a presentation, please forward a 50 (or less) word abstract and a statement regarding how much time you will require to: Neil Sorensen, or Social Science Division; Bellevue Community College; 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E.; Bellevue, WA 98007 by September 29, 2000.
    [If we receive more proposals than time can accomodate, we may have to prioritize presentations]

    Meeting Schedule (Final)


    Bellevue Community College, Room B204, - Regional Map - Campus Map - General Directions
    [Room B204 is close to #30 on the campus map; on a Saturday visitors can park wherever they want. Parking lots closest to the circle (4B,4A,F2,E1,E2) are best for access to the meeting room].

    Event Coordinator:

    Dr. Neil Sorenson, Geography Instructor Bellevue Community College


    1. To inform geography teachers, from all levels of the educational system, of changes in programs related to geographic education.
    2. To inform students and counselors of programs and opportunities at various institutions of higher education.
    3. To provide geography teachers with material, ideas and methods of presenting "difficult" geographic concepts and to relate geographic theory to the region.

    Meeting Agenda:

    8:00 - 8:30Socialize over coffee and rolls
    8:30 - 8:40Welcome to Bellevue Community College: Dr. Ron Leatherbarrow, Executive Dean for Instruction, BCC

    8:40 - 9:10

    Keynote Address: Dr. Larry Strickland, Social Science Coordinator Washington State Office of Public Instruction.


    Presentations and Panel on Geographic Education at State's Four-Year Universities and Colleges
    Dr. Neil Sorenson, Moderator
    Dr. Patrick Buckley, Western Washington University
    Dr. James W. Harrington, University of Washington
    Dr. Morris Uebelacker, Central Washington University


    Presentation on Geographic Education at State Community Colleges:
    Mr. Charles Dodd, Geography Instructor Bellevue Community College




    Presentation on K-12 Geography Essentials
    Mr. Fred Matteucci, Shoreline School District


    Presentation on the status and direction of the Geography Alliance:
    Mr. Rawhide Papritz, Geography Alliance | [New WebPage] Coordinator and Geography Instructor, Green River Community College


    Lunch and Business Meeting
    Election of new Secretary
    Election of new Board Members [Present 1999-2000 Board]
    Special Awards: Recognition of Kyle Haddad-Fonda, winner of the State Geography Bee for 2000
    Vendor Displays: Mr. Kirk L. Fullmer, Klett-Perthes Co
    Mr. Troy Brown (AWG): AWG mugs


    Presentations on Techniques and the Geography of the Region:
  • Andy Bach, Huxley College, WWU, Bellingham (Abstract, Click!)
  • Tom Chow, Edmonds Community College, ("Four Sectors of Economic Activity: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary") (Abstract, Click!)
  • Jun Nakamuro and Michael Johnsen, WWU, ("Educating the Public on Phosphorus Pollution in the Lake Whatcom Watershed") (Abstract, Click!)

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