Network of Alliances for Geographic Education
Massachusetts Geographic Alliance (MGA)

Geo-literacy and liberty!

Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
Hamilton, Massachusetts
Cohasett, Massachusetts
Eastham, Massachusetts
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Geographic Alliance was established in 1988 when 70 teachers and university professors attended a first meeting at Salem State College. Since then, it has grown to be a significant provider of professional development for geography educators. For 24 years, the Alliance has provided professional development to K-12 teachers through programs ranging from a three-hour after school session to a two-week summer institute.

Alliance Steering Committee members have worked with the Massachusetts Council for Social Studies to push for improved social studies teaching in the state through state level curriculum reform committees and through the annual NERC conference. Our most important role, as we see it, is to work towards an expanded role for geography in Massachusetts K-12 schools.

Massachusetts Geographic Education Endowment contributors

  • Lindblad Expeditions, Inc. Amherst MA

In North Andover, a teacher has made geography the focus of one of the most fun nights of the...


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Arlene Kowal

Elms College

291 Springfield Street

Chicopee, MA 01013



Vernon Domingo

Bridgewater State College

Department of Geography

131 Summer Street

Bridgewater, MA 02325-0002


Fax 508-531-1785

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