Welcome to the New Jersey Geographic Alliance (NJGA) with its central office located at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey. The New Jersey Geographic Alliance, referred to as NJGA, is a non-profit, volunteer network of teachers and geographers who are committed to using geographic content and skills to improve the educational experiences of New Jersey teachers and students in K-12 education.

NJGA, part of a national network of state geography alliances sponsored by the National Geographic Society, is a non-profit, volunteer, grassroots educational organization fostering communication and collaboration among New Jersey’s college and university geographers, teachers in kindergarten through twelfth grades, educational administrators, and other pertinent parties. Our organization is actively involved in assisting school districts and individual teachers to attain the levels of student proficiency presented in the New Jersey Curriculum Framework, Grade Level Content Expectations, and local and state assessments across curricular areas.

The mission of the New Jersey Geographic Alliance, sponsored by the National Geographic Society, is to empower a global citizenry by elevating the  stature of geography in the school curriculum and developing teachers and students who strive for excellence in the lifelong learning experience. Our organization, strives to ensure that New Jersey citizens are global thinkers,  problem solvers, and internationally competitive leaders by fostering communication, collaboration, educational outreach programs and research-based initiatives targeting geography content and skills.

New Jersey Giant Traveling Maps

National Geographic’s Giant Traveling Maps bring hands-and-feet-on geographic education to hundreds of thousands students each year. Through the New Jersey Geographic Alliance, the program is now extended to state-based versions of the maps. Sign your school up below:

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For membership information and/or additional information please contact:

Katrinka Somdahl-Sands, Ph. D.
New Jersey Geographic Alliance
Rowan University
Department of Political Science & Economics
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Email: njgeographicalliance@gmail.com Phone: 856.256.4811