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The American Geographical Society (AGS) is a 21st century learning society dedicated to the advancement of geographic thinking, knowledge, and understanding across business, government, academe, social sectors, and most importantly with teachers and students. Established in 1851, AGS is the oldest professional geographical organization in the United States. It is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in geographical research and education for over 166 years. The mission of AGS is to advance and promote geography in business, government, science, and education. Our goal is to enhance the nation’s geographic literacy so as to engender sound public policy, national security, and human well-being worldwide. AGS seeks to engage the American public, from its youngest to its oldest citizens, with new and amazing ways to understand and characterize our changing world. The Society maintains its headquarters in New York City.
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More than fifteen years after first hitting the market, the Advanced Placement Human Geography course remains one of the College Board’s fastest growing offerings with nearly 185,000 test-takers in 2016. Experts who have followed the assessment’s yearly double-digit growth say that…read more on InsideSources.com
Latest Press Releases
October 12, 2017 – The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named the returning AGS Geography Teacher Fellows for 2017. As part of the recognition, these Teacher Fellows from the 2016 class will mentor new Teacher Fellows at the AGS Fall 2017 Symposium “The Future of Mobility” in New York City on November 16 and 17, 2017. To view each Teacher’s press release click here.
September 7, 2017 – The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named the AGS Geography Teacher Fellows for 2017. As part of the recognition, the Teacher Fellows will attend and participate in the AGS Fall 2017 Symposium “The Future of Mobility” in New York City on November 16 and 17, 2017. To view each Teacher’s press release click here.
June 8, 2017 – The American Geographical Society has released a White Paper, A Geographical Framework for Sustainable Development, which offers leaders in the public sector and private enterprise a geographically inspired long-term plan for confronting sustainability challenges facing the planet.
April 24, 2017 – The 2nd annual AGS Geography Teacher Fellow Program is once again sponsored by Boundless and brings Geography teachers to the forefront of geography and geospatial innovation with the nation’s thought leaders from business, government, and academic backgrounds.
April 6, 2017 – The Council on Foreign Relations,
at its most recent meeting, issued a report “Arctic Imperatives: Reinforcing U.S. strategy on America’s Fourth Coast.” The American Geographical Society, which is one of the original international organizations to support Arctic exploration and research has announced that it is endorsing the CFR report.
April 3, 2017 – The American Geographical Society (AGS) has announced the awardees to receive its 2017 AGS Council Fellowship.
The American Geographical Society has announced the four recipients of the 2017 Council Fellowship. Click on the link the recipient’s link below to read about what they plan to do with the Fellowship funds.