GeoFest 2019 - Treasuring the Great Lakes!

The New York Geographic Alliance is pleased to announce that we will be bringing back to GeoFest to Monroe Community College on Saturday October 19, 2019! Our theme this year is "Treasuring the Great Lakes." 

This is a six-hour conference will feature an opening ceremony, with a continental breakfast at 9:00 AM. This will followed by workshops on a variety of topics related to geography and other social studies or science disciplines. This is a free event!  (If you decide to stay for lunch, we are asking for a $10 donation to cover food costs). Registration for GeoFest 2019 will be available online in September. All teachers, college professors and students, and informal educators are welcome to attend. We especially encourage participation from pre-service teachers. When we have workshops confirmed, we will add a short version of the GeoFest Program to this page. 

We are pleased to announce that Jim Kennard, author of Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario, will be our keynote speaker at lunchtime. Mr. Kennard (photo below) has located and studied many wrecks on Lake Ontario. They have many interesting stories relating to the history and geography of our region. He will have books for sale, and he will be glad to autograph one for you!


If you are interested in presenting a workshop, or if you would like an exhibitor's table, please contact Timothy McDonnell, Coordinator of the New York Geographic Alliance. Or you download the proposal form and send to Tim McDonnell by email or by ground mail: 

Timothy McDonnell
Adjunct Associate Professor of Geosciences
Department of Chemistry/Geosciences
Monroe Community College
1000 E. Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623


If you prefer a paper registration, download it here

1000 E. Henrietta Road Rochester NY 14623
Event Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 5:00am