Are you attending the 2018 AAG Annual Meeting in New Orleans? We are looking for GeoMentors to share their volunteer engagement stories in a panel session, “GeoMentors: A Showcase of Volunteer Efforts in K-12 Geography Outreach”. The goal of the session is to provide a variety of example activities that our GeoMentors have done to spark conversation about approaches to geography education outreach and public engagement (one of the meeting’s major themes!). We’re also planning to allow time for current GeoMentors and those new to or interested in the program to meet, interact, and learn from each other through a Q&A portion and further informal conversations after the presentations. We welcome ALL GeoMentor presenters at all levels who have experiences to share (undergrad and grad students, we’d love to have you!).
Panelists will each give a brief presentation (10 minutes max; 10 presentation slides max) providing a quick overview of the context (location, audience, and collaborators), content (topic, technology, activity), and process (from connecting with schools to developing/implementing activities) of their GeoMentor experience as well as any lessons learned. Think of this as a fun, informational show and tell of your volunteer experience to the very welcoming and supportive environment of our GeoMentor and geography community. After the panelist presentations, we’ll have a Q&A session, encouraging any other attending GeoMentors to share their experience, and also allow time for mingling among all attendees to encourage further conversations about the program and geography education efforts.
If you are interested in being a panelist, please contact Jonathan Wessell at firstname.lastname@example.org with your meeting pin number so we can add you to our session. We’re excited to have you join us!