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Maureen Spaight wrote:

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> Hello, Judy,
>         Thank you so very much for encouraging me to come to DC.  I
> really wanted to present mine and Helen's unit, and wished she had come
> with me, but I do understand her reasons for declining.
>         In any case, it was a wonderful weekend, though I did miss seeing
> you and Susan Vecchia.   You were in Indianapolis, was it?  It was great
> to see Leni, and especially Karen Needles who set me up with a disk and
> power point instead of the grainy overheads I had for my presentation.
> Sure wish I had a projection system like that at school!
>         When we spoke you had offered to write letters of
> commendation/participation to my superintendent and to the Geography
> Alliance in order for me to be reimbursed for some of my expenses.  If
> you are still willing to do that based on Karen's verification that I
> really was there, the addresses for the two people are as follows:
>
>         Taras Herbowy, Ph.D.
>         Superintendent, East Providence School Department
>         80 Burnside Avenue
>         Riverside, Rhode Island 02915
>
> (***He couldn't offer any financial backing, but did give me 4 days prof.
> dev. time and did pay for the substitute, so if I want to present at any
> more conferences I'd better let him think I'm worth the time and  money.)
>
>         The second address who WILL reimburse me, hence the urgency to
> get the letter in before the end of their fiscal year, is:
>
>                 Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance
>                 Mann 145
>                 Rhode Island College
>                 600 Mt. Pleasant College
>                 Providence, Rhode Island  02908
>
> Attn:  Karin Engelhardt
>
> (**The letter should be directed to Chester Smolski and Anne Petry, the
> two coordinators of the Alliance.  Karin is the secretary who will
> process the paperwork.  If you don't mind please stress the geographic
> connections to history:  Effects of human actions on the environment
> (overfishing),  Necessity to preserve resources while promoting
> sustainable growth...(fishing regulations),  The ways that a region's
> culture and history is determined by its geography  (New Eng. not good
> for farming, but rich in marine resources.. Portuguese and others from
> coastal Europe settled in New England sea towns...)  But you know all
> that!!
>
> The letter needn't be long, but the more valuable they believe the
> presentation is in spreading the geo-gospel, the more likely they are to
> support Helen and me when we have an opportunity to do it again.
>
> I thank you in advance for your help.  Hope that I helped LOC fill in
> some of your time slots, and do hope that our paths will cross sometime
> soon, perhaps  at the next conference.  I left a copy of the unit with
> Karen if you need to reference it.  If you need another please let me
> know.   Almost forgot to tell you that I did the unit again 2 days
> immediately after NCSS  at the Marine Protected Areas Conference at the
> Wye River conference ctr. on Maryland's Eastern Shore.  It was an
> incredible conference with about 50 participants.  Only thing was that I
> was the only teacher presenting to folks from EPA, National Park Service,
> Coastal America, National Estuarine Reserve...and a host of other
> scientific and govenment types.  Intimidating and exciting!  The unit was
> very well received, and I felt pretty slick with my little power point!
> This is just the beginning for me and Helen!  We've still got to tackle
> the textile mills and the granite quarries!
>                         Please keep in touch.  In the meantime, wishing
> you fair winds and following seas, and a warm and wonderful holiday
> season.
>                                 Mo