Colorado River Days - TCs only - Application

March 5, 2018

Only AzGA Teacher Consultants, living in Arizona, are eligible to register for this event.


AzGA Advanced Summer Geography Institute

July 12-17, 2018 (6 days)


Colorado River Days:

Focus on the Agriculture, Mining, Energy Sources, Wildlife, and Culture

(past and present) of Western Arizona


Educator Goals:

  • Gain more STEMSS content knowledge of western Arizona

  • Practice thinking geographically/historically while exploring the landscape

  • See how STEM skills and content manifest themselves in Arizona

  • Develop an original lesson plan, giant floor map activity, or lock box activity that can be posted online

  • Visit museums and other centers for learning

  • Network with other educators from around the state

  • Experience the fun and learning opportunities of a field study

Eligibility and Costs:

  • Teachers will be selected to participate in this professional development opportunity through an application process.  

  • Participants must be able to attend all 6 days that will usually be from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM. 

  • Transportation will be by commercial bus with a restroom aboard.  Applicants should understand that seats will be rotated and no front seats will be saved for those who get carsick.  

  • The institute is open to teachers from all grade levels.  

  • Preference will be shown to teachers who are employed full-time as teachers in a classroom or retirees who have given consistent and current service to AzGA. 

  • Hotel rooms (double occupancy), transportation, museum fees, and many meals will be covered by AzGA funding.  Some meals and any incidental costs (snacks, drinks, trinkets, etc.) will be the responsibility of the attendee.   It is estimated that you may need to pay for 6-10 meals.    ($100-$150)

Field Study Locations: 

  • The field experience will commence and end in the Tempe area, probably ASU.

  • The cities visited will be:  Wickenburg, Bagdad, Kingman, Oatman, Chloride, Needles, Lake Havasu, Parker, Ehrenburg, and Yuma.

  • Visits are being planned for the: Desert Caballeros Museum, Bagdad Mine, Power House Museum, El Garces Harvey House, London Bridge, Bill Williams Refuge, Poston Memorial, Ehrenburg Pioneer Cemetery, Blythe Intaglios, Hi Jolly Monument, Castle Dome Mining Camp, Yuma Territorial Prison, Yuma Quartermaster Depot, Pivot Point, Sanguinetti House, and Solana Solar Power Generating Project.