Our Story



For more than 160 years, the American Geographical Society has been working to harness the power of human exploration and geographic inquiry to enhance policymaking, scientific research and public education.


We are proud to be the oldest organization in the United States focused on geography and we are excited to drive innovative programming – together with our members and partners – that helps put geography to work in the 21st century to shape a better future for all people and for our planet.