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"Proposed Newsletter for Washington State Geographers: This is to remind those of you who attended the Saturday session of last week's Joint Conference of Geographers and to inform those of you who were unable to attend that session, that we resolved to follow up our very successful discussion of many matters of common interest with a newsletter containing information, announcements, etc., of likely interest to our colleagues in the state..." [Memo from Jim Scott to Geographers in the State of Washington, November 2, 1976]


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  • 21 January: Dick Morrill on Seattle's Changes
  • On Wednesday evening 21 January 2004, Professor Emeritus Richard L. Morrill will lead us on a provocative journey: "Not Quite 50 Years: Experiencing Change in Seattle's Landscape." He'll use his multi-disciplinary eye to interpret 49 years of change in the region's economy, politics, and demographic profile. What with massive changes in economic structure, rapid population growth, attempts at growth management, and the inevitable downturns, what's left of the Seattle that Dick Morrill found in 1955?

    Dick Morrill arrived in Seattle in 1955 to study economic geography under William Garrison at the University of Washington. He earned his Ph.D. in 1959, and spent a year at Northwestern University and a year at the University of Lund (Sweden), before returning to UW as an Assistant, Associate, Full, and Emeritus Professor. In these 49 years, he has turned his writing and teaching to political geography, economic geography, and social geography, making major imprints on the literature and on students in all these subfields. He has been willing to take controversial positions, out of his strong belief that academic research can improve society. He's served as President of the Association of American Geographers and of the Western Regional Science Association, and as department Chair of Geography for a decade.

    Please join us on this journey: Wednesday 21 January, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., in Smith Hall 407. Call 206-543-5843 or e-mail dsmolar@u.washington.edu if you need more details.


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  • November 26, 2003: Jennifer Devine (from Yakima; Geography major, University of Washington) won a Marshall Scholarship, one of the most prestigous and competitive scholarships in the country. (Presently featured on the UW Home page)
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  • November 25, 2003
    W.A.Douglas Jackson, long-time Professor of Geography at the University of Washington (and
    still teaching) and founder of the Canadian Studies Center (in 1986), celebrated his 80th birthday among colleagues and friends at a reception in the Burke Museum on the UW campus.
    The picture (click!) shows the honoree responding to the many congratulatory speeches (including by several past and present students, representatives of the Canadian Government and the University of Washington). The Burke Museum has been the grateful recipient of many pieces of Northwest and West Coast Canadian Art donated by Douglas Jackson.


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  • Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 12:02:15 -0800 From: jbrown@oc.ctc.edu Subject: Part-time faculty position at Olympic College [Bremerton & Poulsbo] Dear Geography Folks - Just a ferry ride away, Olympic College has two openings for part-time Geography faculty during Winter Quarter 2004. The courses are both Geography 111 - Physical Geography classes one offered at 1:00 - 1:50 daily at the main campus in Bremerton, WA; the other offered at 5 - 7:15 in the evening at the Poulsbo campus. If you are interested in teaching one or both classes, I'd like to hear from you. The salary is $2,155.50 per class or $4,311.00 for both classes. The course description is: Part one of Intro to Physical Geography. The Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere will be explored with special attention given to relevant environmental problems faced by the world. This one quarter opportunity is to cover a sabbatical leave by the full-time Geography professor. Minimum requirements include a master's degree in Geography. Teaching experience is desired but not required. For more information, please contact me at 360-475-7734 or by email at jbrown@oc.ctc.edu. To learn more about Olympic College, please visit our website at www.oc.ctc.edu Thank you for considering this request, Judi Brown, Ph.D. Assistant Administrator for Mathematics, Engineering, Sciences, and Health Olympic College 1600 Chester Avenue Bremerton, WA 98337

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  • TA JOB IN TACOMA!
    The University of Washington, Tacoma Geographic Information Systems Certificate (GIS) Program [co-administered by the Urban Studies and Environmental Science Programs] invites applications for Teaching Assistant for Winter and Spring Quarters during the 2003-2004 academic year. This position can be one or two quarters in duration, depending on the availability of the applicant. Position opened until filled. The TA will assist in the lecture and lab components of Tacoma campus courses two nights per week (Tuesday and Thursday) for a total of 8 hours per week. The TA will also be expected to open a lab facility on several occasions for four-hour blocks of time, either Friday afternoon or Saturday mornings or afternoon towards the end of each term to assist with student projects. Additional duties may include assisting proof-reading and testing GIS exercises written by the instructor and finding class and background materials on the Internet and GIS literature.

    See: www.tacoma.washington.edu/urban_studies/GIS.htm for program and course descriptions.


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  • On Sat 15 Nov, Central Washington University will name its main library for (CWU) President Emeritus James E. Brooks who received his Ph.D. in 1957 in Geography from the University of Washington, taught many years Geography at CWU, and who -- among many other honors and offices -- also was president of the AWG in 1984.

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    AWG has new President!


    Past & Present AWG Presidents:
    Patrick Buckley (WWU) & James W. Harrington (UW)

    For more photos from the AWG's Fall Meeting 2003, Click Here!

  • >AWG Fall Meetings: October 18, 2003:


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  • August 6, 2003: Brian Coffey reports that the Urban Studies Field course (TURB 379, "Urban Studies Field Experience" Credits: 12, at the Tacoma campus of the University of Washington) to the Netherlands "went quite well", and that the plan is to offer it every summer. From the Web site: "The Field Experience goals are to provide a hands-on opportunity to directly observe various urban areas with respect to their geography, history, architecture, art/culture, government, commerce (ports), etc b) participate in small group discussions led by various local experts in their respective fields, and c) to turn students into teachers by giving them an active role in preparing and leading daily seminars/discussions at selected sites focused in and around the Amsterdam-Rotterdam region."
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  • June 2003: Geography Student Awards in Washington State:
    • University of Washington (posted June 26, 2003)
      From: James W. Harrington
      Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!!

      The Geography Faculty is pleased to announce the following awards for student achievement for the 2002-3 academic year. (The accomplishments of these students were recognized at the Geography Recognition Ceremony, June 13 at the UW Center For Urban Horticulture):

      • Senior Undergraduate Project (tie):
        • Abigail Andreasen,
        • Aimee Pierce
      • National Council for Geographic Education Award For Excellence To A Senior Geography Major: Aimee Pierce
      • Undergraduate Service Learning Award: Jill Mangaliman
      • Undergraduate Honors Student Awards: Abigail Andreasen, David Jensen, Benjamin Kaser, Erin Mullins, Aimee Pierce, Megan Taggart, Megan Toney
      • Undergraduate Research Symposium Individual Presentation Award:
        • "Gender, Economics, and Culture: Mexican Immigrants Defining their Identities and Households": Jennifer Devine
      • Undergraduate Research Symposium Group Award (tie:)
        • "Anderson Island Disaster Management Plan": Sam Bryant, Rory Dufault, Soleil Kelly, Matt Lambert & Elaine Marshall; and
        • "A GIS Curriculum For Middle School Students": Joo Youn Lee, Fernando Llamas, Brian O'Shea & Rodney Toupin
      • Graduating seniors invited to enter Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society:
        • Carlos Barros,
        • Andrew Cooke
      • Edward L. Ullman Master's Student Award (tie):
        • Chris Fowler &
        • Jonathan Glick
      • Edward L. Ullman Doctoral Student Award (tie):
        • Karin Johnson &
        • Scott Miles
      • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award: Joe Hannah
      • Howard Martin Medalist: Joe Hannah
      • Arch Gerlach dissertation fellowships:
        • Meridith Reitman and
        • Joanna Surgeoner
    • All Geography or related programs are invited and encouraged to send the names of their 2003 student award winners to this newsletter (krumme@u.washington.edu)


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  • May 30, 2003: Prince Wills and Geography


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  • Vancouver boy, 14, wins National Geographic Bee columbian.com, Wednesday, May 21, 2003 The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. - James Williams, a home-schooled 14-year-old from Vancouver, Wash., won the 15th annual National Geographic Bee on Wednesday.

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  • GIS News from UW Tacoma:
    
    > May 6, 2003
    >
    > Julia Smith, Urban Studies, (253) 692-4527
    >
    > UWT Launches Geographic Information Systems Certificate
    >
    > TACOMA, Wash.  The University of Washington, Tacoma Urban Studies Program
    > is launching a certificate program in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    > in September of 2003.
    >
    > The GIS certificate will provide learners with the ability to design and
    > implement GIS approaches to spatial problem solving.  It will also equip
    > them with the skills necessary to pursue careers related to geographic
    > information systems.
    >
    > The program will benefit entry- and intermediate-level GIS users who lack
    > formal education in geography or GIS. Faculty will also have access to the
    > program as a graphics resource. As the program grows, it will help meet
    > spatial analysis needs in the local community.
    >
    > GIS systems help analyze and map data to solve spatial problems.
    > Researchers use GIS to determine square footages, road conditions and
    > proximity to wetlands or parks. The system also helps predict the effects
    > of new construction, chemical spills and other events on a region.
    >
    > The certificate program is a 24-credit series of courses beginning each
    > autumn quarter.  Students accepted into the program progress as a cohort
    > for 3 consecutive quarters.  Admission requirements include 90 quarter (60
    > semester) transferable credits which meet the Urban Studies General
    > Education Requirements, cumulative college GPA of 2.5, a personal goal
    > statement, resume and two letters of recommendation.
    >
    > For more information or to download applications, visit the Urban Studies
    > Web site at 
      www.tacoma.washington.edu/urban_studies/GIS.htm or
    > contact Urban Studies at (253) 692-5880.  Application forms for Autumn
    > Quarter 2003 are due by June 15.
    
    

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  • From Our Correspondent in Victoria: CAG 2003
  • 
    Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 16:25:51 -0700
    From: John Newcomb 
    Subject: AWG News item: Washington Presenters at CAG 2003
    
    AWG folks:
    
    Still time to register for "CAG 2003" in Victoria, 28-31 May:
    
    www.geog.uvic.ca/ontheedge2003/index.html
    
    Washington presenters are well represented, as you can see from the list
    below.
    
    John Newcomb
    lab instructor
    UVic Geography Dept
    
    ACMLA/CCA Address Tales from the technoscientific edge: How maps provide evidence of the construction of the world Nick Chrisman Department of Geography, University of Washington Spatial divisions and multiplications of hospice labor Brown, M., University of Washington, USA Midwifery, labor, and new geographies of birth: The emergence of 'homelike' birthing spaces in the United States Fannin, M., University of Washington, USA Geographies of the home: Neoliberalism and home health care in Ontario England, K., University of Washington, USA, Gastaldo, D., Eakin, J., University of Toronto, ON Issues of multi-scale spatial variability in remotely sensed data Handcock, R.N., University of Washington, USA Contesting ^Ñthe public^Ò in Auckland^Òs civic centre: Or, ^Ña couple of dozen suburbs in search of a city^Ò Sothern, M., University of Washington, USA Sub-treeline tree-ring records provide improved climate reconstructions Gedalof, Z., Smith, D.J., University of Victoria, BC, Peterson, D.L., USDA Forest Service, USA, Mantua, N.J., University of Washington, USA Urban renewal and loss of landscape heritage in Beijing^Òs historic Hutong neighborhoods Alwin, J., Central Washington University, USA Sensitive shoreline assessment for the Winnebago Pool Lakes, Wisconsin: A multimedia database Gabriel, A., Central Washington University, USA, Bodensteiner, L., Western Washington University, USA, Hu., S., University of Illinois, Edwardsville, USA Geography of Property and Symbolic Spaces chair/président: Starkweather, S., University of Washington, USA Femininities and masculinities in talk of safety Starkweather, S., University of Washington, USA Environment and Justice: Theoretical Approach chair/président: Graybill, J., University of Washington, USA Rich traditions amid restructuring: Society-nature trends and schools of thought in geography journals in Russia, 1980-2001 Graybill, J., University of Washington, USA Temporal and spatial variability of drought across western Montana during the past 827 years. Pisaric, M.F.J., Carleton University, ON, Littell, J.S., University of Washington, USA, Graumlich, L.J., Montana State University, USA Migration and Residential Choice chair/président: Withers, S., University of Washington, USA The geography of returns to family migration Withers, S.D., University of Washington, USA, Clark, W.A.V., University of California, Los Angeles, USA Urban marketplace in China in The Reform Era Wang, E., Chan, K., University of Washington, USA ------------ ... AND, some presentations on/including Washington State locations: Private crests in public space: 'Native-style' public art in Seattle, Washington, 1965-present Campbell, A., University of British Columbia, BC Punctuated 20th Century retreat of glaciers in the North Cascades, Washington Riedel, J., Simon Fraser University, BC A case study: Interoperability, a challenge for groundwater management of the Abbotsford/Sumas Aquifer (British Columbia / Washington State). Deshpande, A., Simon Fraser University, BC

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  • April 13, 2003
    "And the Winners (of the Student Paper and Poster Competition) are...."
  • March 26: Presentations for the April 12 meeting of the AWG in Everett can be submitted until April 4. This deadline is new and has been changed from the earlier one of March 28.


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  • February 24, 2002
    Vicky Lawson and Kim England (University of Washington) have been elected to, respectively, Vice-President and the Honors Committee of the Association of American Geographers. [More information]


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  • Mon, 24 Feb 2003
    From: Ronan O'Mahony 
    Subject: Geography Presentation with PNRGS
    
    The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Royal Geographic Society invites you to
    join 
    Rawhide Papritz, Geographer and Explorer,
    for a presentation on Exploring John Muir's Glacier Bay.
    
    The presentation will consist of two parts.
    Introduction - A series of historic photos showing John Muir and friends
    exploring the environs of Glacier Bay.
    Glacier Bay - A two-week sea-kayaking geography field trip (early 1980s)
    explores Glacier Bay through the eyes of college students.
    
    Friday March 7th, 2003, 7:30 pm
    Microsoft, Redmond West Campus
    Building 117, Room 1022 (Chinook Room)
    Open to Fellows, colleagues and general public.
    
    Ronan O'Mahony
    206-784-2658
    ronano@educarepress.com
    

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  • February 21, 2003:
    > From:   Carl Sander [mailto:production@seattleinternational.org]
    > Sent:   Friday, February 21, 2003 
    > Subject: Children's Festival Map Room [during The Seattle International 
               Children's Festival May 12th-17th, 2003]
    
    > In order to inspire students to an interest in geography and give them a
    > sense of their place on the planet, The Seattle International Children's
    > Festival will create The Map Room Discovery Center.  Students from all
    > across Washington State will visit the Map Room during the week of our
    > Festival, May 12th-17th, 2003.
    > (For more information about the Festival, please visit:
    > www.seattleinternational.org
    
    > The Map Room will fill a conference room wall at Seattle Center with an 8'
    > by 20' collage made up of aerial photographs of the Greater Puget Sound
    > Region. Visitors will be invited to find and flag their homes and schools
    > on the collage.
    > Augmenting the large display of Seattle and Puget Sound will be equally
    > stunning images of King County and Washington State taken by NASA's Landsat
    > 7 satellite, as well as photos of earth from the International Space
    > Station.  We are also creating a cartography display showing various maps
    > of the same area and explaining the different representations of reality
    > presented by each map.
    > Kroll Map Company of Seattle is generously donating printing, plotting and
    > laminating services to make the Map Room a reality.
    > We are seeking educators and non-profit partners to expand the scope of this
    > project and help bring it to fruition.  Of particular interest are
    > cartography and geography students to man the decks and answer questions
    > during the week of our festival, May 12-17 2003.
    > If helping Seattle children find their place on the map is of interest to
    > you, please contact...
    > Carl Sander
    > Production Manager
    > Seattle International Children's Festival
    > (206) 386-1976
    

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  • On FRIDAY 28 MARCH Professor Douglas Fleming will present "The Last Voyage of the Badger State" at 7:00 p.m. in the Faculty Club meeting room on the UW campus -- and will be exploring the chain of events that lead to major disasters. Many of you know how great a raconteur Doug is! "The Badger State, a C2 freighter, owned by States Marine Lines, chartered by MSTS, loaded a full cargo of aerial bombs at Bangor, WA in December of 1969. The ship was given a northerly great circle course which would have taken her close to the Aleutians enroute Vietnam. She encountered a series of very bad storms in the North Pacific. The 2000 lb bombs in #5 upper tween deck broke loose. One exploded ripping a hole in the side of the ship which was taking 50 degree rolls in the heavy seas. A Greek freighter managed to save 14 men including the captain but 26 perished. A board of investigation exonerated everyone from direct blame but it was clear that the tragedy resulted from an unbroken chain of 'malevolent circumstances.' The ship remained afloat 550 miles NE of Midway Island until Jan 5, 1970." In addition, Tyler Roberts, Geography senior and merchant marine, will discuss new rules for training and safety of merchant sailors, and the positive and shockingly negative impact they are having. No charge; please let me know if you are able to join us! James W. Harrington, Jr., Professor and Chair Department of Geography, Box 353550 University of Washington, Seattle 98195-3550 jwh@u.washington.edu
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  • 7th Annual Western Geography Student Conference:
    University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho,
    February 14-16, 2003

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  • Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 20:50:09 -0800 (PST) From: John Newcomb Subject: 2003 Georgia Basin/ Puget Sound Research Conference AWG news item: Building on the theme of cross-border geographies, some AWG members might be interested in following conference: 2003 Georgia Basin/ Puget Sound Research Conference Monday, March 31-Thursday, April 3, 2003 An international research conference focusing on Puget Sound/Georgia Basin transboundary ecosystem issues and integrating the efforts of scientists and decision-makers: www.wa.gov/puget_sound/Publications/2003research/RC2003.htm Westin Bayshore Hotel 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia

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  • The January Joint Newsletter of the AWG and WAGA (Washington Geographic Alliance) has just been made available. Paper copies will be sent to members shortly. To download this "doc" version, click here!.

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  • January 20, 2003:

    Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy [National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Grant Programs]

    Purpose: To promote geography education in the schools; to enhance the geographic literacy of students at the classroom, district, or statewide level; and to encourage the integration of geography into the social studies curriculum/classroom.
    Deadline: March 21, 2003
    More Infor: http://fundingopps.cos.com/cgi-bin/getRec?id=48606


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  • Geography Colloquium Series, Winter 2003 Department of Geography University of Washington Geography Colloquia meet on Fridays at 2:30 in Smith Hall 304. The usual format is a brief introduction, a 40-minute presentation, and 15 minutes for questions. At 3:30, the formal session is followed by informal discussion over refreshments. Please join us!


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  • From: "Griffith, Tom" Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 8:53 AM Subject: URGENT: Geography instructor? I'm hoping you can help me find geography instructors for two classes effective immediately [our current adjunct had to undergo emergency heart by-pass surgery]. The two courses are: Geg 200 Intro to Human Geography daily at noon - 12:50 PM [transfers as UW GEOG 200] Geg 260 Geopolitics of the Middle East TTh 6:00 - 8:30 PM [transfers as UW POL S X] If you know of anyone [or can advertise our need], I would be grateful. thanks, *Tom Dr. Tom Griffith Dean, Math/Science/Social Sciences North Seattle Community College 527-3747

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  • Spring Meeting, 2003
    The AWG 2003 Spring meeting, to be held on the Everett Community College campus, Saturday 12 April, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Registration shall take place from 9:a.m. - 10 a.m.)
    Registration fees shall include the cost of coffee and pastries in addition to a delivered lunch (pizza?). $5.00 or so was the expected cost.
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  • University of Washington, Department of Geography presents this Colloquium:

    "Hybrid capitalism: Chinese Business in a Global Era"

    Presented by: Henry Yeung, National University of Singapore

    Friday January 10; Smith 409
    2:30 - 3:30p.m.
    Smith 304

    Refreshments at 3:30p.m. Smith 409


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  • Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 21:45:28 From: J. H. Newcomb (jnewcomb@UVic.CA) Subject: WDCAG meeting, 2003 AWG News: For any AWG members who might be interested in exploring "northern" BC, below is first info about Spring 2003 Western Division Canadian Association of Geographers meeting meeting, at University of Northern BC in Prince George. Bring your x-country skiis! John Newcomb ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Greetings! The University of Northern British Columbia will host the 2003 Western Division of Canadian Association of Geographers meeting, 13-15 March 2003. We'll be sending complete information in January, but note the dates on your calendars. Tentative schedule: Thursday, 13 March, Evening - icebreaker Friday, 14 March, Day - field trips, Evening- plenary speech Saturday, 15 March, Day - conference sessions Lunch - AGM Evening - Banquet We look forward to seeing you here in Prince George! Geography and Resource Recreation & Tourism Program, UNBC Gail Fondahl: fondahlg@UNBC.CA

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  • Reprinted with permission:
    
    Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 16:59:47 -0800
    From: Ronan O'Mahony 
    Subject: Where is Afghanistan? America comes last!
    
    > The following letter is in response to a report from NPR's All Things
    > Considered last week, which discussed America placing second to last in a
    > National Geographic-Roper study, which tested young men and women aged 18
    > to 24 from nine nations -- Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy,
    > Japan, Mexico, Sweden and the United States.
    > 
    > Last week, dismal news arrived about the state of American geographic
    > education. America tested at the bottom of the international geography
    > test-just above Mexico-and the results will be predictable. Every teacher
    > in America will be instructed to point out the Pacific Ocean and
    > Afghanistan, and other geographic tidbits on a blank map.
    > But once again, education will fail geography, as it has done in the past.
    > Geography is NOT simply a list of facts. Rather, geography is a science!
    > It doesn't matter if unfortunate children can find places on a blank map
    > or know the exact population of the United States. It is more important
    > that they know how to use an atlas and learn to use the important tools of
    > geography for everyday living.
    > Unfortunately, prestigious bodies like the National Geographic Society
    > (NGS) are part of the problem, simply because they are IN the fish bowl.
    > Like every other successful international corporation they are driven by
    > the 'bottom line' from quarter to quarter. Such a short-term view is
    > tragic. The lip service that they extend to education is always attached
    > to the almighty greenback. This is not to say that there aren't
    > individuals at NGS who are brilliant and dedicated geographers. I know
    > many of them personally. But in the corporate world of magazine publishing
    > and information, education is often the cinder child in the ashes. 
    > Our children are at sea in the ocean of information, endangered by the
    > oil-slicks of good but misguided intentions. There are three things we
    > MUST do TODAY to immediately address the lack of geography knowledge:
    > 
    > 1. Call it Geography. Drop social studies from the educational vocabulary.
    > That was a bad mistake made nearly one hundred years ago.
    > 2. The Geography Lab. Put that sign on a door of one room in each school.
    > This is where we teach geography, with maps, globes, AV equipment etc.
    > 3. Teacher Training. Understand the science and then learn the methodology
    > - how to impart geography knowledge to children.
    > 
    > Now is the time for us to stand up for something and make a difference in
    > geographic education, or we risk becoming single-hulled vessels filled
    > with crude knowledge bobbing helpless in unfriendly and stormy waters led
    > by unknown captains of industry. 
    > 
    > Kieran O'Mahony M.Ed., F.R.G.S. is the President of the Northwest Branch
    > of the Royal Geographical Society and author of three books on geography
    > education. He also is the President and Head Publisher at
      Educare Press, Seattle, Washington 
      More info at: 
      http://www.educarepress.com
    
    


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  • National Geographic Survey: [Click!] Despite the daily bombardment of news from the Middle East, Central Asia, and other world trouble spots, roughly 85 percent of young Americans could not find Afghanistan, Iraq, or Israel on a map, according to a new study... nearly 30 percent of those surveyed could not find the Pacific Ocean, the world's largest body of water...


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  • AWG Board Meeting Minutes 26 October, 2002 (Click for [Word] Attachment!):
    Items discussed include:
    • Fall Meeting of AWG
    • WAGA history, governance, funding, and membership ["Washington Geographic Alliance"]
    • Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALR) Vs. Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL)
    • Royal Geographic Society (RGS)
    • AWG - WAGA (once more)
      • AWG history, background, and possible relationship with WAGA
      • WAGA Web Site
      • Joint Newsletter Proposal
    • Geography Bee


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  • November 20, 2002: King County GIS Day is an annual event during which government agencies, private companies, and educational facilities around the country open their doors to showcase real-world applications of Geographic Information Systems. King County will be celebrating GIS Day 2002 with an open house in the 8th Floor Conference Center of the King Street Center at 201 South Jackson Street in Seattle's Pioneer Square. [ National GIS Day]


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