Providing geography resources and training to preK-12 educators since 1991.
The Vermont Geographic Alliance (VGA) was founded in 1991 as a consortium of K-12 teachers and college/university professors intent on improving geographical literacy and awareness in Vermont. It is hosted by Castleton State College and is part of a nation-wide network of alliances established in partnership with the National Geographic Society.
Twice annually the VGA publishes a newsletter which is sent to 2,200 teachers, administrators, business leaders, and politicians. It organizes summer institutes and pre- and in-service professional development workshops for colleges, schools, and districts. The VGA also partners with other organizations to promote geography through fairs, research, curriculum development, and educational programs.
Our Vision: A geographically literate Vermont where all citizens use geographic information and spatial connections to make far-reaching decisions that create an increasingly livable world.
Our Mission: The VGA will provide and promote opportunities for advancing geographic literacy and awareness for Vermont’s citizens through a variety of program, policy, and partnership initiatives.
Vermont Geographic Education Endowment contributors
- Woodstock Foundation Woodstock VT