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Geography 2050: Envisioning a Sustainable Planet

This symposium will convene thinkers from government, industry, academe, and the social sector to help develop a geographical understanding of the places that must be consciously conserved and restored over the coming decades in order to ensure that we collectively meet our societal sustainability goals.

Become an AGS Junior Service Fellow

High school students who have taken the AP® Human Geography course, scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on the exam, is now eligible to become an American Geographical Society Junior Service Fellow!

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AGS GeoBadges

GeoBadges is a project convened by the American Geographical Society that aims to help teachers across the United States leverage the power of project-based mapping activities to drive student learning. 


August 30, 2016 - Map of the Week, News and Information

Map of the Week: Oldest Colleges by State

Higher-education information website, eCollegeFinder, mapped the oldest colleges around by state. Check out the list below to find out when the colleges were founded! Via eCollegeFinder Top 10 Oldest States: Massachusetts – Harvard University – 1636 Virginia – College of William &a... Read more...


August 25, 2016 - Map of the Week, News and Information

Map of the Week: Population Growth by Age Group

"The U.S. Census Bureau’s July 1, 2015, population estimates revealed significant differences in population growth by age group, highlighting major impacts of population aging since 2010. There were also differences in state-by-state population growth. For example, more than half of states report... Read more...


July 27, 2016 - Map of the Week, News and Information

Map of the Week: Average Height of People Around the World

Which countries are home to the world's tallest men and women? How about the smallest? How do the height of folks in developed nations compare to those in non-developed nations? The following map created based off of a study conducted by the Imperial College of London answers all these questions and... Read more...