Author Archives : Georgia Geography

The Giant Traveling Map at Oak Grove Elementary School

The National Geographic national initiative for this year is giant maps of each state.  These maps were created by National Geographic’s expert cartographers, and not only are the maps fun but they also are powerful tools for introducing geography and map reading skills to students. The Georgia Geographic Alliance received two 16-by-20-foot maps of the […]

Climate Change Month and GGA

It’s Climate Change month at National Geographic Education and we are featuring Dr. Diem’s Climate Literacy Labs as one of our resources.  The suite of interconnected labs are guided by the principles and concepts presented in Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences and make extensive use of resources created by the National Aeronautics […]

The Giant Traveling Map at Toomer Elementary

On September 12, 2016, Dr. Christy Visaggi and Brianna Galbreath held their first local Giant Traveling Map event. They took the map of Georgia to Toomer Elementary School located here in Atlanta! Everyone took their shoes off and participated in activities focused on exploring the five regions of Georgia and their geographic history. GGA was […]

BioBlitz 2016

The Georgia Geographic Alliance hosted its first BioBlitz on May 21, 2016. The day focused on finding and identifying as many species as possible at Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve in Decatur, GA. The event hosted hikes led by scientists ranging in topics like geology to herpetology to macro-invertebrates and activity tables ran by our amazing […]

Endangered Species Day at the ATL Botanical Gardens

On April 14th, the Georgia Geographic Alliance participated in Endangered Species Day at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. The annual event focuses on promoting the conservation of animal and plant species who are facing population decline through educational outreach. GGA hosted a table that focused on fossils of extinct species, like mammoth teeth and gut stones […]

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