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October 9, 2015 - October 10, 2015

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NESTVAL 2015, Friday & Saturday Oct 9-10
Theme: Community Geography
Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA 02325

Contact: Sandy Clark sclark [at] bridgew [dot] edu, Chairperson, NESTVAL 2015 at BSU

Tentative Schedule of Opportunities:

Friday Afternoon-evening Registration; Geo-Bowl & pizza fest
Friday evening Wine & Cheese/hors d’oeuvre Reception: Catch up with old friends, meet with new!
Haunted Bridgewater: movie and fieldtrip
BSU Observatory open
Saturday, ongoing Registration
EarthView  (walk inside our 20’ inflatable Earth!)
Saturday Morning Paper & Poster Sessions
K-12 Educator Workshop (Dr. Vernon Domingo)
Cranberry harvest fieldtrip
Saturday Afternoon Business Lunch; Awards
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Francisco Henrique de Oliveira, Universidad do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Paper & Poster Sessions
Saturday Evening Segue into AP Human Workshop
  • All student presenters will receive Certificates of Participation to add to portfolios.
  • Coffee Breaks between sessions.
  • Maximum of 3 concurrent sessions. All presentations in one building.
  • Free Guest Access to computers; Wi-fi campus-wide
  • Free scheduled shuttle from hotel to venue
  • Online Registration begins August 1st!

Community Geography: The concept of community is scalable from the global to the local. It includes our physical communities, our human communities, our cyber communities, and the interrelationships between those as seen from the geographer’s perspective. Increasingly, we also encourage and incorporate the notion of “citizen science” – the multi-directional pathways of the shared experience of connecting places, citizens, and scientists through “new” methods like crowdsourcing, thus enabling the compilation of observations from our backyards to the corners of our planet, from the everyday routines that still surprise us with fresh insights, to unusual adventures that enlighten our unwitting ignorance.

Geography Education Community: To actively encourage participation, registration fees for middle and high school teachers will be waived.

Any NESTVAL members interested in participating in the AP Human Geography Workshop following the conference, please concact Bob Amey ramey [at] bridgew [dot] edu. Consider: what you would most like middle or high school students to know about the world of geography!


October 9, 2015
October 10, 2015
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Conant Science and Mathematics Center
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325 United States
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