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The American Geographical Society Names Returning AGS Geography Teacher Fellows
Description: The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named the returning AGS Geography Teacher Fellows who will act as mentors to the 2017-2018 class. As a mentor, the Teacher Fellows will attend the AGS Fall 2017 Symposium “The Future of Mobility” in New York City on November 16 and 17, 2017.
[New York City, NY] – [October 12, 2017] — The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named the returning 2017 AGS Geography Teacher Fellows. Five teachers were randomly selected from the 2016-2017 group to participate in this second year of the program. The AGS Geography Teacher Fellow Program has been made possible by a generous gift to AGS by the Boundless Corporation.
“We are very pleased to be able to invite back five teachers to join us in New York City in November,” said Dr. John Konarski, CEO of the American Geographical Society. “The collective experience and expertise of these Geography Teacher Fellows will be an integral component as AGS leads the cause for the future of geography and geospatial science. In addition, the teachers will be able to bring back to their classrooms practical and cutting-edge information and applications of the latest advancements in the geospatial world,” added Dr. Konarski.
The AGS Fall Symposium is one of the most important and recognized geography/geospatial events in North America during the Fall Semester. Attendees include CEOs and senior executives from preeminent geospatial companies along with leading experts and representatives from government, not-for-profits, and academia.
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.