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2. Add to the Resource Wall: Make sure to stop by our resource wall to contribute your favorite resource, lesson, or activity to the board. After the meetup, we will compile them and share with the group

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National Geographic’s Geo-Educator Community Meetup

3. Visit Exhibitors: Visit with staff from local museums and nonprofits to hear about their educational offerings and get new lesson plans and ideas. You’ll get a sticker for each exhibitor you visit.


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had so much to offer educators? This passport will help guide you on

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about new resources and organizations that can help you teach your

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students about the world.

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Show your completed passport at the end of the event to receive a National Geographic gift bag.


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Meetup Schedule: 5:30 - 6:15 pm Fill out the passport -network, visit with staff from local museums and nonprofits, and visit the resource wall.

6:15 - 6:45 pm Hear from Danny Edelson, VP of Education for National Geographic, and Rafael Rosa, VP of Education at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

6:45 - 7:15 pm Participate in an activity to share lesson ideas that help student learn about our interconnected world.

7:15 - 8:00 pm

1. Meet Fellow Geo-Educators! Take this time to find someone who can talk to you about each of the following questions. Use the space below to take notes.

Do you take your students outside? What are your tips and tricks?

How do you teach students about other cultures or languages?

How do you use citizen science or data in the classroom. Tips or tricks?

Are you currently a member of the Geo-Educator Community? How do you use it? (Visit the Geo-Educator Community exhibit table to join).

Finish filling out your passport. Show your completed passport to receive your National Geographic gift bag.

Have you done service learning or volunteer projects with your students? What worked well?

Visit the Butterfly Garden and museum exhibits.

Other really interesting ideas: Would you like to stay in touch? Place the Geo-Educator’s contact sticker below:

Geo Educators  
Geo Educators