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National Geographic Education Foundation


Events / News

Dr. Roger Jenkinson retires after teaching Geography for 57 years ... the last 52 at Taylor University's Geography Department. Roger was one of GENI's Founders in the early 1980's and was the longest serving GENI Board President. THANK YOU, Roger and Jan, for all of your time, energy, and expertise in creating an organization that Indiana citizens can rely upon for Geography education!!! (wife Jan, son Eric, grandson Jacob)


Amazing GENI Board Members:

Gale Carter, East Chicago High School; Jim Schmidt, Penn High School; Cathy Dean, Chesterton High School


Having fun at the 2017 IGIC Annual Conference!

(left) Katie Springer, IN State Data Center Coordinator & IN State Library

(center) Frank Kelly, IPL GIS Analyst and Kathy Lamb Kozenski, GENI

(right) Matt Johnson, Cartographer Extraordinaire! Indiana Geological & Water Survey



> Follow the Giant County Maps & Timelines Project


> Access the archived Webinar of February 10, 2016 http://webinar.isl.in.gov/p7yrlis5175/

> transcription of webinar



Grades 4-12, 10 awards of $100 Amazon giftcard

using ESRI ArcGIS story map tools/apps; deadline May 7 ... see below



Indiana's Past, Present, and Future in StoryMaps Competition-ArcGIS OnLine Grades 4-12

tell a story about your community

for more information



  • IDoE ESSA - Social Studies needs YOU to participate ... A series of meetings will be held around the state to gather input for the Department's ESSA plan. Please click here to find the one closest to you and share the date with your staff and school board.
  • July 21, Indiana U.S. History Teachers Association Annual Meeting, Indiana Historical Society, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. local time; $25.00 registration fee BUT Attendees receive a $30.00 Amazon gift card :)
  • July 27-30, National Council for Geographic Education Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Indiana Geographic Bee Congratulations to

Dylan Schutte, Sunman-Dearborn Middle School, Brookville

who will represent Indiana in the 2017 National Geographic Bee

click here for more information

Are YOU Indiana Geographic-bee literate?






IN BioBlitz

Indiana Bioblitz 2016 archived webinar of April 12, 2016;

National Geographic BioBlitz (ideas, curriculum, resources, videos...)

National Park Service BioBlitz


Get OUTSIDE and become a citizen scientist!


Geospatial Inter-Actives for Indiana High School Students

(taking GHW or APHG)


1. Land Use Change: A GeoSpatial Tutorial on

GPS, Remote Sensing & GIS

Educator Lesson Plan

on-line Inter-Active


2. Water & Drought: Two Sides of the Same Coin -

A GeoSpatial Tutorial on GPS, Remote Sensing & GIS

Educator Lesson Plan

on-line Inter-Active


Geospatial Inter-Active for Indiana Middle School Students

Focus on Natural Hazards: A Geospatial Tutorial on GPS, Remote Sensing and GIS

Educator Lesson Plan

on-line Inter-Active


Link to Landsat images for some IN counties via IndianaView



Indiana Broadband: Don't Get Left Behind!

  • What is it? What type of information does the map convey?
  • Why is it important to Indiana's economy? How does broadband impact your life?

Download the postcard

Lesson Plan for IN high school students: GHW, APHG

To learn more about Indiana and broadband, visit http://www.in.gov/gis/Broadband.htm

To participate in an on-line broadband data test in your community, visit http://www.indianabroadbandmap.com


Geography Book Blog

Newest book blogs:

The Walk by Lee Goldberg


Life As We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer

Accepting appropriate, geographic book blog submissions


KEY Resources:

Archived GENI Newsletters





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National Geographic Education Website




Indiana in Maps:  Geographic Perspectives of the Hoosier State

A GENI Publication!


CAREERS in Geography:

Explore the many careers in Geography!