Dr. Cadey Korson, a lecturer in Human Geography at Massey University, is hosting a Geography and Planning Day for Year 12 and 13 students at the Albany campus on Wednesday 22 May from 9:30am – 2:00pm. More information about the event can be found on the registration form, linked here: https://masseyuni.wufoo.com/
Thank-you everyone for all your support and love of geography whilst I have been the chairperson of the AGTA these past few years. I have loved being involved with the AGTA but it is time for someone else to revitalize the team and take the committee and AGTA to new heights.
I will still attend AGTA committee meetings just giving others an opportunity to steer it in a different (better) direction).
Please find attached my chairperson’s report for the last year. The very best of wishes for 2019!
Congratulations to the new committee and to Aidan Daly, the new chairperson!
Mā te wā
I found these templates on twitter this morning and I thought they would be good to make with your classes to help them with six-figure grid references.
Find the template here: 6 Fig Grid Ref (1 to 50 thou) with pictures
And, below is the crocodile version:
Nathan Heazlewood from the Auckland City Council has put together a really exciting programme for our Year 13 students on March 20th. the speaker list has expanded since my last email to you and includes not only:
Dr. Joseph Kerski who will be talking about the importance of geography
US Consul General Katelyn Choe who will give a talk about the importance of understanding geography for work in international diplomacy.
Sarah Allerton- GIS Consultant at Eagle Technology. Sarah will talk about using GIS in New Zealand’s key primary industries, particularly forestry.
Georgia Edwards – Biology Information Graduate at Auckland Council.
Prajakta Niphadkar – Hydraulic Modeller at Aurecon
Alastair Grimson – Geospatial Specialist at Auckland Council
Nadine Tupp-Budding socio-ecologist at AUT
Sally Be – Senior GIS Analyst in Healthy Waters, Auckland Council
Joseph and these other speakers will talk with students on
Wednesday 20th March from 1pm to 3.30pm at Auckland City Council HQ
– floor 28 – the views are simply spectacular!
Are you interested in attending? Are your students interested in attending?
We can accommodate up to 50 students for this exciting event.
Frequently asked questions on the Auckland Lantern festival 2019 – thanks to Michelle Harvey for sourcing this for us.
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“The resources provided are awesome, likewise the workshops that are organized and the exams – absolutely invaluable”. – Laura Edwards, Dilworth
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Thanks again for the work you do with AGTA. – Colette Budler, Kingsway School
“We had awesome feedback regarding your PD so thank you very much!!!! Hope you were not too tired after traveling the length of the country twice in a day!” – Simon Cushen, King’s High School, Dunedin
“Thanks for hosting me at your school and sharing your resources with me -it’s surprising how similar (and how different) geography teaching and learning is in Australia and NZ.” – Barb Hunt, Adelaide
And why you should join the committee “Coming on to the AGTA has built my confidence in teaching to such a great extent and I feel lucky for being around such knowledgeable, experienced teachers.” – Hannah Wood, Secretary