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FGA Summer Institutes

Each year the FGA hosts educators across the state for a week-long retreat full of resources, tours, guest speakers, ground-breaking curriculum and completely free educational materials. These workshops are free of charge, including room and board, and travel to cities all along the peninsula. Previous institutes have found their homes at the Archbold Biological Station, Hillsborough River State Park, and right here at our headquarters in Florida's Capitol. This exciting annual event aims to equip teachers with a whole new love for geography.

The FGA Summer Institutes are set to resume in 2023!


Learn With Us

No cost, endless resources. With expert workshop leaders and fun excursions each day, you will leave not only with standards-compliant curriculum, but with a fully renewed passion for the study of place.


What is Included?

Room & Board

Rooming is provided for all attendees at a local hotel free of charge. Meals are also provided, with vegan and halal options available.


Educators will be provided training and materials for innovative geography curriculum to bring home to their schools.

Excursions & Tours

Each retreat includes an agenda of educational excursions, exploring Florida's unique locations!

Guest Speakers

Each year the FGA invites special guests and experts to run private workshops for a one-of-a-kind educational experience!

ArcGIS Accounts

Attendees will each recieve a free ArcGIS account and foundational training in GIS technology for the classroom.

Take-Home Gifts

Leave room in your bags! We always send our attendees home with a little something extra.


Who are the Institutes for?

Each FGA retreat is open to teachers of all subjects, grade levels and experience. You do not need to be a member of the Alliance or even a formal educator to attend!

A crucial tennet of the Institutes is access to resources and information. All materials provided at these events are accessible to the public, not just attendees. Everything from the workshops, lessons and activities during each retreat are immediately made available online for anyone to download.

You can view all previous Institute materials in the section below, or click the button to visit the official attendee archive:

Institute Attendee Site

Past Institutes

Session 1 | 2019

July 18th - 20th, 2019

Session 2 | 2019

July 25th - 27th, 2019

Session 1 | 2018

June 15 - 17th, 2018

Session 2 | 2018

July 13th - 15th, 2018


Ready to join us?

Sign up for our newsletter to recieve updates on the next Institute dates. You can also visit the official attendee site to access resources and agendas from previous Insitutes.

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Tallahassee, FL 32306-2641




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