Initiatives

INITIATIVES


Geography 2050: Borders and a Borderless World

AGS prides itself on its ability to bridge the gap between the academic institutions, businesses, and the general public. The annual Geography 2050 Symposium brings together thinkers of these fields and beyond to help develop a geographical understanding of the vital trends that will reshape the geography of our nation and our planet by 2050. Held at Columbia University in New York City, this annual Fall symposium offers workshops, conferences, and talks on a variety of geographic topics.
Visit the official Geography 2050 website to learn more about our next symposium.


AGS Geography Teacher Fellows

The AGS Geography Teacher Fellows Initiative is a selective nationwide professional development program for high school Human Geography Teachers. The Initiative was started in 2016 as a means to recognize APHG teachers and provide them with special opportunities for professional development. Since its inception, the AGS Geography Teacher Fellows initiative has gained recognition within the Human Geography teaching community as a resourceful community to be a part of. As the initiative grows, so do the opportunities we provide teachers such as webinars, mapathons and mapping contests.


AGS Council Fellowship

Fieldwork is an integral component of the field of geography. The councilors of AGS created the AGS Council Fellowship to support graduate student fieldwork in the pursuit of geographic knowledge. The fellowship is open to all graduate student affiliates of the American Geographical Society. Each fellowship is worth $1,500 and a total of four will be awarded in the Spring of 2018. Proposals in any sub-field of geography may be submitted and reviewed by the AGS Council Fellowship. The program encourages, but does not require, a fieldwork component.


GeoBadges

One of AGS’s main causes is the continued education of Geography around the country, especially to students. AGS GeoBadges offer the geography community a way to highlight both extra-curricular activities and project-based work by rewarding participants with digital badges. This new generation of micro-credentials offers a chance for students to be recognized for their accomplishments outside of formal geography schooling. These GeoBadges are an excellent way of acknowledging geographic expertise and interest.


AGS Junior Service Fellows (JSF)

The AGS Junior Service Fellows Program rewards Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) students who have received a score of 3, 4, or 5 with a global platform that will encourage them to leverage the power of their geographical scholarship to make the world a better place through public service. AGS JSF promotes geographic knowledge from a young age and seeks to expand geospatial tools into the classroom. With over 1 million APHG graduates, and 25% year-over-year growth, the AGS JSF program is poised to build an enormous national cohort of young Americans who will become global citizens while serving their nation by harnessing the power of geography.


AGS Scholar Intern Program

AGS offers a Scholar-Internship Program throughout the year at our headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, New York for those interested in spreading geographical awareness. Undergraduate and graduate students who have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.2 are eligible to apply. During the Spring and Fall semesters, the program runs for 15 weeks with 15 hours per week spent at AGS HQ. The Summer internship runs for 15 weeks with 35 hours per week spent at AGS HQ.