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St. Norbert College to Host Arctic Explorer for “Geo-Fest”

From St. Norbert College, October 30, 2017
by Matthew Matuszak, matthew.matuszak@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

The St. Norbert College geography department will host Aaron Doering at "Geo-Fest" on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The presentation will take place in the Fort Howard Theatre of the Bemis International Center, 299 Third St., De Pere. The event is free and open to the public.

Doering is a professor of learning technologies at the University of Minnesota. He holds the UMN Bonnie Westby Huebner Endowed Chair in education and technology and is a fellow for both the UMN Institute on the Environment and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

He will share stories, interviews and media from his Arctic expeditions. Since 2004, Doering has traveled annually to different regions of the Arctic, dog sledding and hiking thousands of miles to the most remote communities to capture stories of how people in those regions are adapting to a changing climate and culture. His work was recently showcased in a Twin Cities PBS documentary, "The Changing Earth: Crossing the Arctic," which is slated for nationwide release this fall. Approximately 130 classroom teachers will also be in attendance.

"Geo-Fest" is a day of professional development for groups of state educators participating in faculty-led sessions to learn classroom-proven activities for use in the classrooms of their colleagues.

For more information, contact Mark Bockenhauer at 920-403-3445.