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Three teachers receive KGA grants

Three teachers in Kentucky have each received $500 grants from the Kentucky Geographic Alliance.

Meg Finn, an eighth-grade teacher from Grayson County Middle School, will lead a group of students in the NOAA Water Study Challenge. Participants will collect real-time stream data and examine human impacts on local watersheds.

Teri Eisenmenger with the Home for His Glory, Inc. Educational Co-op Buechel will host a Geography Educational Outing Festival to expose adults and students to geographic ideas. The festival will include a Geographic History Hunt where up to 40 teams will compete to accurately locate and mark historic points of interest in the Metro Louisville/Jefferson County area.

Elizabeth Riggs, fifth grade teacher at McNeill Elementary School in Bowling Green, plans to host a World Geo Day for classroom teachers to interact with the Giant Map of the Americas produced by the National Geographic Society and to learn GPS skills.

The Kentucky Geographic Alliance will offer five more $500 Teacher Grants to teachers who have participated in professional development in geography or environmental education. Deadline for grant proposals is May 1. For information, contact Kay Gandy at (270) 745-2991 or kay.gandy@wku.edu.

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