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  • Each month we'll feature at least one GeoMentor volunteer, learning more about them and the wonderful and enthusiastic talent available in our GeoMentor community to assist K-12 schools with GIS and geography applications for their classrooms. Read...

  • City/State of School, School District, or Group: Kemmerer, Wyoming Grade level of students you or your educator collaborator work/worked with: 7 Subject/topic of class/group you assisted your collaborator with (if applicable): ...

  • Dear GISSG Colleagues, Hope your 2016 is off to a great start. AAG elections will begin voting on Monday January 11. I would like to encourage support for Dr. Dan Griffith for Vice President. Dan is one of leading geographers on spatial...

  • To both document program activity and learn from the efforts of our volunteers, we invite our GeoMentors to submit their experiences as program case studies through this online form . Interested in being a GeoMentor? Check out our program website...

  • To both document program activity and learn from the efforts of our volunteers, we invite our GeoMentors to submit their experiences as program case studies through this online form . Interested in being a GeoMentor? Check out our program website...

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  • GeoMentor Report from the Field

    Cary worked with High School students and the NRCA to remove invasive species!

  • Editor for Journal of Cultural Geography-Applications are invited

    Applications are invited for the post of Editor for Journal of Cultural Geography (JCG).

    The post is for an initial term of 3 years, starting in January 2017. Please submit applications by October 14, 2016.

    Job Description
    We are seeking an Editor to work collaboratively with the existing Editorial Team, and the Publisher, Routledge, to coordinate the publication process; overseeing all editorial aspects from submission to final publication. The Editor will be supported by the Editorial Board and Routledge, who will in turn co-ordinate the activities of in-house editorial, production, marketing, sales, and distribution staff.

    The Editor will demonstrate vision, leadership, and creativity, and agree to execute the mission of the Journal through soliciting, commissioning, reviewing, and developing articles and other features of the highest quality, and ensuring these are delivered to Routledge to agreed deadlines.

    The successful candidates will have a handover period with the existing Editor. Alyson L. Greiner will be formally stepping down at the end of 2016, by which time the new Editor will be in place.

    Key Tasks
    The tasks to be undertaken will include but are not be limited to:

    Day to day manuscript management including: desk screening of submissions, identifying and inviting suitable reviewers, ensuring timely reviews and recommendations are received; read, summarize and base judgements about acceptance, rejection or Revision on referees’ reports, and communicate this in writing to authors within a reasonable period of time;
    Responsibility for identifying strategies to enhance the quality and reputation of the journal, particularly with relation to its citation levels, and readership/circulation;
    Working with Routledge and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction of the Journal and to act as ambassador for the journal;
    Commissioning special issues and assigning topical Guest Editors;
    Attending conferences relevant to the Journal annually;
    Managing and appointing Editorial Board members in line with the Journal and Routledge’s policies in terms of size, subject specialisms and geographical representation;
    Organising a minimum of one Editorial Board meeting annually, also attended by Routledge.

    Candidate Specification
    Applicants should have recognised expertise and an established record of scholarship in the context of cultural geography and related subjects, and be actively involved with networks within the field. A passion for communication, some prior experience of editing duties and excellent task, time and line management skills are essential.

    Application Procedure

    Applicants are requested to send an expression of interest, specifically referring to why you believe you are particularly qualified for the role of Editor for Journal of Cultural Geography, and how you see your role in the future development and direction of the Journal (maximum of 2 side of A4). A CV should also be submitted.

    If you wish to discuss the positions informally before applying, please contact the current Editor, Alyson L. Greiner (

    To submit your application, please E-Mail your documents to both Alyson L. Greiner ( and Sarah Bird (, by October 14, 2016.

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  • New Educator Seeking a GeoMentor! (Colorado)

    We have a new educator seeking a GeoMentor! Mary-Pat, in Fort Collins CO, is new to teaching geography. "I am in the beginning stages of learning how to use the GIS software. I seek help in understanding how to use this technology effectively with 6th grade students, how to access and use available data bases to populate maps with data, and how to create my own data files with which to populate maps." You can reach Mary-Pat at