Network of Alliances for Geographic Education
Wyoming Geographic Alliance (WGA)

Equal Rights is geographic literacy

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Devil's Tower, Wyoming

In October 1990, the Wyoming Geographic Alliance (WGA) was established and since that time, the WGA has been housed in the University of Wyoming Department of Geography.

The mission WGA is to motivate and enable each new generation of teachers and students to become geographically literate by providing teachers with quality training, programs, and instructional materials to enable them to provide students with a 21stcentury geographic education.

Alliance trained Teacher Consultants are the core of the WGA, with summer institutes examining topics such as public lands, geography and technology, Wyoming energy, Wyoming agriculture, the Oregon Trail, the fur trade, and Yellowstone National Park. In 2010, the Alliance Coordinator conducted face to face surveys with teachers around the state to survey the geography needs of Wyoming teachers and what the future direction of the WGA should be.

WGA, with the support of the Wyoming National Air and Army Guard, are sponsoring the Giant Map of Asia and the Giant Map of North America for the 2010-11 school year, and the School of Energy Resources (SER) has partnered with the WGA for each participating district to receive a 12' by 12' floor map of Wyoming.

Wyoming Geographic Education Endowment contributor

  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Fund
  • Tomas E. Bolger
  • The Robert S. and Grayce B. Kerr Foundation

Jacqueline Shinker

Alliance Coordinator

University of Wyoming

Department of Geography

Laramie, WY 82071


Germaine Wagner

Operations Manager

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