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Continuing Education Programs

    Adventures in Geography

    Hone your geography skills!

    From understanding global events to building stronger communities, geography is all around us, often in unexpected places. Join researchers in the UofSC Department of Geography in a local inquiry project. Learn how to ask geographic questions, gather and organize data through field work, and visualize new information in a computer lab. At the end of the week, we will share what we’ve learned through maps and web tools we create. 

    Program Dates and Audience

    • July 10-15, 2022
    • Rising 6-9 grade students

    Program Fees

    Choose from:

    • Commuting Scholar - $575
    • Commuting Scholar Plus Evening - $665
    • Residential Scholar - $975


    Meet Your Instructor


    Michael Mewborne

    Michael Mewborne is the director of the South Carolina Geographic Alliance. He is a National Geographic Certified Educator and serves on the board of directors for the National Council for Geographic Education.

    After earning a Master of Arts in Teaching secondary social studies from the University of South Carolina in 2008, Michael taught geography among other social studies courses at Chapin High School and then River Bluff High School. In 2016, he completed the National Geographic Educator Certification program and has gone on to work with National Geographic in guiding teachers through phase one of this program.  

    In 2018, Michael was hired at the University of South Carolina as a research associate in the Geography Department. He served as Education Programs Manager for the South Carolina Geographic Alliance before taking over as director in 2021. The South Carolina Geographic Alliance is a professional organization for teachers that promotes geography education in formal and informal classroom settings around the state through trainings, resource creation, research, and professional learning networks. 

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