Geographic Educators of Nebraska

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Mr. Harris Payne, Chair/President
Mr. Steve Callaghan, Treasurer
Primary Contact Name
steve callaghan
Main Address

Blair, Nebraska
1126 Corey Drive
Blair, NE 68008
United States

What We Do

The mission of the Geographic Educators of Nebraska is to improve the quality and quantity of geographic education in the schools of Nebraska. GEON uses hands-on workshops where teachers teach teachers use best practices in geographic education. We seek to accomplish this by expanding geographic content and classes in Nebraska schools, colleges, and universities, supporting educators (including pre-service) in their efforts to infuse geography and geographic content into their classrooms, and teaching: modeling, practicing, and exemplifying dynamic geographic education practices. By doing these things we hope to increase awareness and appreciation of the geographic perspective among both educators and the general public, facilitate the flow of information regarding geographic education and related issues amongst educators and the general public, and advocate for Nebraska educators with regard to geographic issues at the local, state, and national levels.

Interesting Info
  • Partnered with the NE150 Commission to create and distributed over 40,000 Nebraska Student Atlases for free to fourth grade classrooms.
  • Since 1990, GEON has trained thousands of teachers across the state.
  • Our goal is to help all Nebraskians understand the significance of geography in their daily lives, economic wellbeing and civic duties.
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