Network of Alliances for Geographic Education
Vermont Geographic Alliance (VGA)

Providing geography resources and training to preK-12 educators since 1991.

Lake Fairlee
Lake Willoughby, Vermont

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

Scott C. Roper, Ph. D.

Castleton State College

Geography Program Coordinator

6 Alumni Drive

Castleton, VT 05735


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