BSMA: Free National Geographic Summer Workshop

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In this interactive session, educators will discuss how they teach with a global and geographic perspective, reflecting on their teaching missions and collaborating to build upon one another’s best project ideas.

They’ll also be introduced to National Geographic’s Learning Framework, which is a set of attitudes, skills, and knowledge areas that embody the attributes of an explorer-one who seeks solutions to our world’s most pressing problems.  

This session counts as Phase 1 of the free professional learning program known as the National Geographic Educator Certification Program. As educators go on to complete Phases 2 and 3, they will have the opportunity to try out new lessons and activities that challenge students to solve real-world problems. National Geographic Certified Educators also receive special access to National Geographic education resources and an online community of likeminded educators.  

Find more information here.

About the presenter:

Alisha Lindsey a certified National Geographic Educator and researcher who works as a middle school social studies and language arts teacher for the Jefferson County Public Schools in Denver, Colo. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with dual certification as an elementary and bi-lingual teacher and earned a MA from the University of Denver. She is a recipient of the Jefferson County Public Schools Foundations HERO Educator of the Year: and a level 3 National Geographic Educator who recently returned from two weeks of research onboard a National Geographic research ship that took her to the Canadian and Alaska coastal regions.

Read more about Alisha Lindsey here.

What to expect and how to register:

The introductory National Geographic Training will be presented 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11 at Los Alamos Middle School. A complimentary lite breakfast is provided for attendees including juice, coffee, water, fruit and breakfast foods. Attendees are asked to arrive 10 minutes early to pick up material and mingle.

Registration is open to the first 25 teachers from Northern New Mexico counties identified below. Registrations exceeding 25 will be placed on a wait list and staff will be contacted as openings are available.


  • Only on-line registration is accepted and due by June 3, 2019;
  • Registration is available for all schools public and private in the following New Mexico counties: Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe and Taos; and
  • All teachers attending will receive a Visa or Master Card credit card worth $25.

Register by visiting the Bradbury Science Museum Association Home page and selecting the National Geographic Workshop tab: See