GeoFest 2017 - Celebrating the Empire State

The New York Geographic Alliance is pleased to announce that GeoFest 2017 will be held at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York on Saturday, November 11, 2017.Our overall theme is "Celebrating the Empire State."

GeoFest will consist of a welcoming ceremony with refreshments starting at 8:30 AM, followed by three workshop sessions on a variety of topics. Many will be centered on the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal and on the Geography Awareness Week Theme of Civil Rights. We hope to have representatives of several museums and national parks in attendance as exhibitors or workshop presenters. There will be an optional afternoon activity with lunch included. We are still firming up our schedule, but here are some of the choices we will be offering for workshops:

Teaching About Climate Change

Teaching with Digital Maps

Joining the National Geographic Bee

Geography of the Civil Rights Era

Literature and Geography K-12

Using the GIANT Map of New York to Teach the American Revolution

Geo-Inquiries for Middle School Students

Interactive Geography for the Elementary Grades

Historic Palmyra: Queen of Canal Towns

GIS Mapping in a Community

We also will have a strand for Teaching About East Asia. It will include GeoHistoGrams, Using Maps to Learn about China, and Korea Today. 

Registration is now active.  CLICK HERE! If you are interested in presenting a workshop, please let us know by emailing Tim McDonnell


If you would like a flyer for GeoFest, you can download it here. It has a paper registration form on the back side. 

1000 E. Henrietta Road Rochester NY 14623
Event Date: 
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 4:00am