Connect 2 Conserve
AGS's conservation dedicated blogging platform

Check out this week's Connect to Conserve article titled One Species of Toad Tops the Food Chain written by Rachel Fritz

FOCUS on Geography

Head on over to and read our newest interactive photo essay titled
"Floods Collide With Sprawl in Louisiana's Amite River Basin" by Craig Colten

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AGS offers a “sneak peak”!

Here's our newest sneak peak article titled
"Aquaculture and Post-Productive Transition on the Maine Coast" by Samuel Hanes

The AGS Endorses The Council on Foreign Relations' Arctic Imperatives

The CFR's "Arctic Imperatives: Reinforcing U.S. Strategy on America's Fourth Coast" brings forth practical findings and recommendations to reinforce U.S. strategy in the Arctic. The AGS, one of the original international organizations to support Arctic exploration and research has announced that it is endorsing the report.
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GeoBadges: YouthMappers

Become part of the YouthMappers movement and earn GeoBadges along the way! Click here to claim your badge!

 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!

The Geography Game That’s Fun for Everyone

GeoPlunge® offers a great way to help children learn about United States’ geography while simply having fun. It is a game for all ages, from first graders to senior citizens.

AGS Endorses the GeoForAll Initiative - Get Involved Today!

The “Geo for All” initiative was created to ensure that students from economically poor backgrounds worldwide will be able to get geospatial education (without the need for high cost proprietary GI software), by having access to having free and open GIS software.

May 18, 2017 - Map of the Week

3D-Mapping Denali and the Alaska Range

"This Denali panorama was inspired by Austrian landscape panoramist and cartographer Heinrich Berann. The 2016 renaming of North America's highest peak to its Alaska Native name, meaning "the great one," motivated this map. The grandness of Denali and rugged expansiveness of the Alaska Range are cap Read more...

May 11, 2017 - Map of the Week

Endangered Species

The Earth is currently losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 the natural rate, according to estimates from the Center for Biological Diversity. This massive escalation in endangerment and extinction means that habitats around the world stand to lose critical species in the food chain, as well as spark a Read more...

May 04, 2017 - Map of the Week

Girl Power: Women Closing the Government Gap

According to the Economist's Intelligence Unit, about half of the world's countries are governed by a "full" or "flawed" democracy, while another fifth is under a "hybrid regime." Under these systems, one would hope that a historical pattern of women not having the opportunity to serve in government Read more...