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Wyoming Geographic Alliance|University of Wyoming | Department of Geography

Welcome to the Wyoming Geographic Alliance

The Wyoming Geographic Alliance (WGA), founded in 1990, is one of the 52 state-based alliances sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The goal of the WGA is to improve geography education in Wyoming. The WGA provides professional development programs for teachers, publishes a newsletter, distributes teaching materials, acts as a clearinghouse for curriculum materials and organizes National Geographic Awareness Week in Wyoming. The WGA is housed at the Department of Geography of the University of Wyoming.

2014-2015 WGA Goals:

  • Work with the UW Education Department to train pre-service secondary and elementary teachers to be WGA Teacher Consultants (TCs).
  • Collaborate with the Wyoming State Department of Education to have input into the Social Studies Common Core Standards
  • Continue legislative outreach
  • Work with the UW Foundation to develop successful partnerships
  • Continue to develop a relationship between Wyoming teachers and the Colorado Council for the Social Studies
  • Continue the partnership with WYGISC at UW (Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center)
  • Post teacher-created lesson plans on the WGA website

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