Geography Education Poster Competition: Making Connections to The Community

Type: Poster
Sponsor Groups: Geography Education Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Jonathan Wessell, Candice Luebbering


This poster competition will award $1000 in prize money. Competition details will be posted soon.

More and more effort at many institutions is being put into reaching out the community. Geography departments may be working with local schools or organizations to promote the field of Geography Education. They may also be bringing groups to their campuses. The emphasis could be on cultural/ethnic activities, GIS, or the Environment/sustainability. This is a good way to create lasting ties and recruit young energetic geographers. What are you doing personally? What is your department/college doing to promote Geography Education? This poster session will allow for sharing of these ideas, so new and fresh perspectives can be gained.

To be included in this session, please send your abstract confirmation and your PIN to Jonathan (Jon) Wessell at


ID Title Participant
057 Internships and the Local Community: Building Relationships through Projects and Transitioning into Professionals Dawn Hawley
058 Community Connections at the University of Oklahoma: Green Week, Geography and Environmental Sustainability Club, and Geography Day Randy Peppler
University of Oklahoma
059 The Cardinal Weather Service: A Student-Driven Community Resource Petra Zimmermann
Ball State University
060 Fostering a Feminist Pedagogy of Sustainable Food Systems Renata Blumberg
Montclair State University
061 Community Participatory Renewal under the Background of Transformation Fan Zhang
062 Online Local Environment Hazards Education for Young Adults Using a Social Media Platform Daniella Edey
Texas A&M
063 Geography Outreach to Pre-Service Teachers Michael Mewborne
University of South Carolina
064 The Geography of Citizen Science: Finding New Ways to Educate the Public Through International Citizen Science Opportunities Using Water Quality Testing Katelyn Miner
University of Northern Iowa
065 K-12 Community Mapmaking - a Path to Instilling a Stewardship Ethic Janet Felsten
Baltimore Green Map
066 Reframing: A Geographic Educational Approach in the River Cities Christiana Saldana
California State University - Long Beach
067 Mapping Across Disciplines: The Giant Ohio Map Allison Young
Sinclair Community College
068 Using Maps, Apps and Drones to Pave the Way to the Future Sara Peluso
University of Central Florida
069 University Geography faculty and club volunteers share excitement of GIS Day geospatial technologies with Western Michigan area middle school students Leah Anderson
Grand Valley State University
070 Biogeography in Richmond’s rock pools: creating spatial analysis curriculum for place-based community learning across disciplines and institutions Nadia Bukach
University of Richmond
071 Geography of Chattanooga: Engaging Community with Place Using Story Maps Nathan Collyer
072 A Community-Based GIS Approach for Promoting Physical Activity: Case Study in Southeast Michigan Xining Yang
Eastern Michigan University
073 Community engagement through photovoice: understanding community strengths and concerns in the face of urban change Corey Martz
University of Denver
074 Sustainable Living and Learning Community (SLLC) Program: Assessing an Innovative Approach to Sustainability Education Robin Lewis
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
075 Reaching the Community: Utilizing Social Media to Extend Instruction Beyond the Classroom Tracy Edwards
Frostburg State University
076 Taking service-learning to scale – matching university and partner needs Ola Ahlqvist
The Ohio State University
077 Globe-Trotting Inflatable Globes: An Impact Analysis between the Delaware Children’s museum and Project EarthView from Bridgewater State University Julia Nadeau
Bridgewater State University
078 Community Participatory Planning for Neighborhood Parks in Syracuse, New York Thandar Zone
Syracuse University
079 Welcome to the Jungle: Using Virtual Reality to Bring the Rainforest to the Classroom John Edmond
Radford University

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