OAGEE Fall Conference 2011
Nov 11, 2011 – Nov 12, 2011
Remembering the Past -- Illuminating Our Future OAGEE Region 7 York-Durham looks forward to your participation at the Fall 2011 conference to be held at St. Andrew's College in Aurora from Nov.11-12, 2011. Our working theme, "Remembering the Past -- Illuminating Our Future," illustrates both the proud foundations of our discipline and a bright future for geographic and environmental education in the province. The theme also hints at both the conference location and date. The campus venue is on the Oak Ridges Moraine, a remnant of ancient glaciation. The town name of Aurora, a mythological goddess of dawn bringing fresh light to the world, reflects how geography and earth systems studies bring new outlooks and skills to understand our world. Remembrance Day activities will also be included in the schedule. Highlighted for presentations and workshops will be the revised curriculum for elementary and secondary geography in Ontario, Specialist High Skills Major programs, physical geography, geotechnology, strategies for ecological awareness, urban issues, social justice and global citizenship, and resources. Preferred accommodation has been arranged with hotels in Aurora and Newmarket. Co-Chairs Bert Duncan of Markville Secondary School (firstname.lastname@example.org) and David Joiner of St. Andrew's College (email@example.com) can be contacted for more information.