Sunshine and spatial thinking
Since Florida Geographic Alliance (FGA) was established in 1987 with the support of the National Geographic Society of Washington, DC, the Alliance’s goal is to encourage the inclusion of more geography learning in the K-12 and post-secondary curricula.
Additional goals are teacher instruction as to the nature of geography, stressing its methodological character; instruction in teaching strategies; content instruction; development of teaching/learning materials; sponsorship of geography education workshops, institutes, conferences and individual instruction; instruction in the application of technology to geography teaching and learning; encouraging research in geography education; and promoting teacher/FSU student collaboration.
The mission of the Florida Geographic Alliance is to promote geographic literacy by fostering innovation in geographic education and encouraging the protection and conservation of Florida's natural and cultural resources. Florida is governed by an Executive board selected by both the Alliance and State DOE Coordinators. The Alliance also has an Advisory Board which serves as the main governing body of the Florida Geographic Alliance.
Florida Geographic Education Endowment contributors
- Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound FL
- John Payson Hobe Sound FL