Connect 2 Conserve: A Website Dedicated to ConservationOur newest story "Geography of Conservation Spending, Biodiversity, and Culture" showcases how the cultural values of a country can have a large impact on their desire to implement conservation efforts.
Connect 2 Conserve is a special project from AGS and IFAW that focuses on connecting the geographical and geospatial impacts of wildlife conservation efforts worldwide. We encourage you to engage in the open discussions on the Making Connections page or be featured on Faces of Conservation.
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.
Changing of the GuardLong standing councilors, John Gould and Jerome Dobson will step down from the Chairman and Presidential positions at the American Geographical Society. To warm their seats will be Christopher Tucker and Marie Price who are taking the Chairman and President roles, respectively. AGS counts on keeping Gould and Dobson involved and look upward into the future. Read more on "Changing of the Guard."
American Geographical Society Awards 2016 Council Fellowships
AGS announced the recipients of the AGS Council Fellowships to support student research. Debangana Bose, who is a Ph.D. scholar at the Department of Geography at The Ohio State University, Columbus and Rakhee Kewada, who is a Ph.D. student at City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center.
July 20, 2016 - Map of the Week, News and Information
Mapping Zika Virus in Real-Time
How is Zika Virus impacting the United States? In the midst of climate change, the Zika virus has been able to spread to areas it has never reached before. Included is the United States. Recently, NBC Washington published a real-time map of cases of the Zika Virus across all 50 states. Utilizing t... Read more...
July 15, 2016 - News and Information, Press Release
7/15/2016 American Geographical Society Announces Launch of New Digital Focus on Geography
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Geographical Society Announces Launch of New Digital FOCUS on Geography Description: The American Geographical Society announces the launch of the new FOCUS on Geography digital journal. [New York City, NY] – [July 15, 2016] — The American Geographical Soc... Read more...
June 17, 2016 - News and Information
Changing of the Guard
The American Geographical Society (AGS) has been around since 1851, and for its early history pick up John Wright’s classic, Geography in the Making: The American Geographical Society 1851-1951 or check out the timeline on the AGS website. But if you want to hear about the last forty years in a... Read more...