Alaska Geographic Alliance

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The Alaska Geographic Alliance (AGA), in collaboration with the National Geographic Society, provides teacher professional development and supports initiatives to increase the geo-literacy of all Alaskans.

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Students vie to represent Alaska in National Geographic Bee

Alaska students will compete in the National Geographic state-level Bee Friday, April 4 at the Egan Center in Anchorage. One hundred fourth through eighth graders from schools across the state will participate. The contestants each won their school’s bee and passed a qualifying test.

Students are quizzed not just on geographic locations but must also be familiar with the inter-connectedness of geography, physical and human geography features and concepts, current…


Posted by Nancy Tarnai on March 26, 2014 at 3:30pm

Giant map allows students to explore Pacific Ocean

Students from Kotzebue to Craig will dive into the wonders of the Pacific Ocean with a gymnasium-sized map of the world’s largest ocean. The map, measuring 26 feet by 35 feet, will give student explorers a fun, interactive experience through rich content and exciting activities that enliven…


Posted by Nancy Tarnai on January 7, 2014 at 4:46pm

4th annual GeoFest attracts hordes of geography lovers

The UAF Wood Center was a hotbed of geographic activity Nov. 23 during the 4th annual GeoFest. Hosted by the Alaska Geography Alliance, UAF geography department and the UAF Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning, the event is a way for Alaskans to celebrate Geography Awareness Week.



Posted by Nancy Tarnai on November 23, 2013 at 4:30pm

GeoWeek classroom visits begin

GeoWeek classroom visits began this morning in Fairbanks and will continue all week, with 27 volunteers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks sharing their love for geography with fourth graders.

The lesson was created by Katie Kennedy, UAF geography education and outreach coordinator. It…


Posted by Nancy Tarnai on November 18, 2013 at 3:30pm




Fish as a Natural Resource in Alaska

Hi, All,I am working on developing lesson plans and resources for teaching about the seafood industry in Alaska and am wondering what resources teachers are using in middle school and high school to…Continue

Started by Marilyn Jane Sigman Oct 18, 2012.

Google Earth 2

 I absolutely enjoyed the class where we could create our Overlays,Tours, and Paths. I think that would be great to create Tours of the villages of the Alaskan Native people as I teach 3rd grade…Continue

Started by Inna Ashcraft Nov 30, 2011.

Armenian students seeking pen pals

A young Peace Corps volunteer working in schools in Sisan, Armenia is looking for Alaskan pen pals for students in grades 3-12.  Her name is Emily and she has an…Continue

Started by Katie Kennedy Nov 9, 2011.

Geography Awareness Week Missions

Visit for ways to participate in the GA Week missions.…Continue

Started by Nancy Tarnai Oct 11, 2011.

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