Online Registration is now closed. You can still attend the GeoFest-RACSS Conference, but you will need to register in the Atrium of the Thomas Flynn Campus Center (#3) at Monroe Community College.
The New York Geographic Alliance and the Rochester Area Council for the Social Studies are proud to announce that we will be holding our annual celebration of geography and social studies at Monroe Community College (1000 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623) on Saturday October 20, 2012. It's GeoFest-RACSS Conference 2012. Our theme this year is similar to Geography Awareness Week... Connections are Important! (The GAW theme is "Declare Your Interdependence!"
Connections are Important!
As always, we will start the day with a continental breakfast and a short welcoming ceremony. There will be three workshop sessions on a wide variety of topics - Erie Canal, our new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative, global studies, citizenship, social studies and the Common Core/Social Studies...and much more!
If you wish to see a complete listing of all the workshops being offered, please go to the In-The-News Section.
After the workshops, there will be an optional canal trip on Corn Hill Navigation Company's Sam Patch, with lunch and an awards presentation. We are pleased to announce that "Professor Amos Eaton" will be joining us for a natural history lesson on this cruise. It will be a LOT of fun. Space on the boat is limited, so you should sign up today.
You can now register for GeoFest 2012 online. See the link on the right side of this page. When we receive your registration, we will send you information about payment. The cost is $15 for the morning sessions and $30 for the entire day (cruise/lunch included). Pre-teachers and registered college students receive a $5 discount! We have a wide variety of topics for our workshops. They include Teaching Social Studies with the Common Core, Erie Canal Math-Geography Lesson, a new American History Program, Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative, Connecting Students with Tanzania, the New York State Cookie Lesson, and MORE!
The Sam Patch prepares to launch from the docks in Pittsford, NY. Will you be cruisin' on October 20, 2012?