2015 Friends of Geography 27th Annual Conference

X Marks the Spot!  The Power of Maps

Saturday, September 26, 2015  •  7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration/breakfast snacks at 7:30 a.m.   •  Exhibits Open at 7:30 a.m.



Harris County Department of Education

6300 Irvington Blvd.

Houston, TX 77022


The conference…

  • Is designed for teachers of geography and geography aficionados
  • Features an expert geographer as keynote speaker and session presenter
  • Includes top notch sessions presented by the best geography educators and geographers this side of the Pedernales River
  • Provides exhibits to learn more about geography products and services
  • Is centrally located in an easy to reach facility
  • Offers the opportunity for geography educators to learn from each other/ network
  • Includes a free geography share table to exchange curriculum materials
  • Will have sessions of interest for all audiences
  • Will have sessions on the use of technology, activities, and content information
  • Will provide professional development credit
  • Registration forms are located at friendsofgeographyhouston.org

Questions about registration?

Contact Lorelei Thorp at 

Lorelei_clark@hotmail.com  or Lorelei.Thorp@fortbendisd.com                                


Questions about the conference?

Contact Mary Lynn Johnson at

mljintx@comcast.net  or mljohnson@hcde-texas.org


FOGger awarded Texas Social Studies Supervisor of the Year Award!

In March,  Mary Lynn Johnson, FOG's conference chair was named Texas Social Studies Supervisors Association's Supervisor of the Year. 
Mary Lynn was an early member of FOG and has added her expertise as a geographer, teacher, presenter, organizer and mentor the organization through many roles she has and continues to fill in the organization. 
This honor recognizes her numerous contributions promoting excellence in social studies education across the state.