What you can do to support Geography Education in Indiana:
  • Time and talent to Indiana schools
    • For example, geo-spatial technology specialists visit classrooms to share their employment skills and knowledge, which impacts local, state, national and international issues.
  • Giving to GENI to support programming, professional development for Indiana K-12 educators, and creation of dynamic and unique classroom and community resource materials. All donations and registration fees contribute to the GENI Endowment to sustain this organizations work to help provide support for geography education in Indiana. There are three ways to financially support GENI, which is a self-funded not-for-profit organization devoted to geographic literacy:
    • Donations to the Indiana GENI Endowment. Direct donations are tax deductible on federal tax returns. (check)
    • Donations to the NGS (National Geographic Society) GENI/Indiana Endowment. Direct donations are tax deductible on federal tax returns. (check/credit card)
    • Donations to "Friends of Geography Educators Network of Indiana (GENI)" via the IU Foundation enables you to donate in support of GENI and to receive a state tax credit, as well as a federal tax deduction. (check/credit card)
  • Materials for a designated school or In-Kind contributions
    • GENI can purchase geography education materials (maps, globes, books, atlases, videos, etc.) on your behalf for the school you designate
    • Sponsor a professional development seminar with GENI education professionals providing a session based on your designated school's desired topic (funding used to cover presenter mileage and appropriate materials for teachers)
    • Sponsor a Giant Traveling Map for your school/district of choice
    • Sponsor a unique geographically-oriented resource
  • Become a GENI Member
    • Your annual dues contribute directly to the GENI Endowment and you receive educational materials to help strengthen and expand geography in your existing curriculum.
  • Become an active GENI Board Member or GENI Committee Member and volunteer your time to help plan, promote, and present geography programming.
  • Contact your local representatives and let them know geographic literacy IS vital to the success of our Indiana communities!

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