When we demonstrated how easy it was to make maps and tours using Google Earth at the Erie Canal Geographic Conference in Chittenango last spring, many participants requested a workshop on this topic. Your wish has been granted!
The New York Geographic Alliance is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Palmyra-Macedon Central Schools, the Village of Palmyra ("Queen of Canal Towns"), and the IRIS Program at Cornell University to host our first Google Earth for Educators workshop at Pal-Mac High School (151 Hyde Pkwy. in Palmyra, NY) on Thursday, October 11th at 8:30 - 11:30 AM. All teachers, informal educators, museum docents, and lovers of geography are welcome to register. It is free for the first 25 registrants.
We will be teaching the basics of Google Earth (finding locations, zooming in and out, changing the view, finding tours, and making your own tours). Since we will be in the school's computer lab, all participants will have time to practice these new skills. After the workshop, all participants are welcome to join us at the Palmyra Historical Society for lunch and a tour of their wonderful canal town museums. There will be a fee for this optional activity.
Registration is easy. Just click on the link on the right side of the page. Contact Tim McDonnell if you have any questions. You can also call the NYGA Office at (585)-292-2398. We're looking forward to meeting new friends and seeing old ones too!