AGS launches Geobadges platform, and is looking for scholar-interns!
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AGS Launches Geobadges
As a 21st century learning society dedicated to the advancement of geographic thinking, understanding and knowledge across business, government academe, the social sector and education, the American Geographical Society is proud to have launched during Geography Awareness Week.  This independent micro-credentialing platform allows every organization that is committed to similar principals to allow the world to garner credit for their investment of time in the development of geographic skills, and the application of those skills toward public service.
We encourage everyone to spread the word, and to begin earning the GeoBadges that are relevant to their own lives and learning endeavors.  In particular, everyone who participated in OSMGeoWeek should make sure to collect their OSM Editor and Organizer GeoBadges, and put them in your LinkedIn account.

The AGS is proud to have TeachOSM, the MapStory Foundation, GeoPlunge, the Open Geospatial Consortium, GeoMakers, the PeaceCorps, and CrisisMappers as a part of the launch.  If your organization has ideas for GeoBadges that you would like to issue, please contact Selene Lawrence at or call us at 917-745-8354.
AGS Awards Melamid Medal to Dr. Martin Pasqualetti
Melamid Medal recipient Dr. Martin Pasqualetti (right), pictured with Mrs. Ilse Melamid (center) and AGS Chairman Mr. John Gould (left)
The American Geographical Society is happy to announce that renowned professor and expert Dr. Martin J. Pasqualetti of Arizona State University was awarded the Alexander and Ilse Melamid Medal at the AGS annual fall Symposium, on the 20th of November, 2015. The medal was awarded for Dr. Pasqualetti's outstanding work on the dynamic relationship between human culture and natural resources. Learn more about Dr. Pasqualetti's national and international work on the energy nexus in our press release
Thank you to all who attended Geography 2050!
Exploring our Future in an Urbanized World
November 19-20 2015
Thanks to all who attended Geography 2050: Exploring Our Future in an Urbanized World, in NYC on Nov 19 & 20!  Make sure to save November 17 & 18 of 2016 to join us for the next installment in this multi-year strategic dialog about the vital trends that will reshape the geography of our planet by 2050!
Join the AGS Today!
From our scholarships and internships, world class events and symposia, to renowned publications and special projects, there is something for everyone to benefit from the AGS. We are the oldest not for profit Geographical Society in The United States, and we strive to expand our reach and help geography become an integral part of the way we think about our world. 
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AGS is currently seeking interns for the Spring and Summer 2016 semesters. Join us in our Brooklyn Heights headquarters, and be rewarded with a monetary scholarship!
We offer vast options to join the AGS as a member...explore how to join as a student, and receive benefits such as a waiver of fees when publishing in the Geographical Review, access to fellowship grants, and more or join us as a Fellow, and join a group of committed geography professionals and enthusiasts who care about the world as we will see it in 2050. 
Do you have an opportunity to get involved in your community with Geography? Do you want to create your own Geobadge? Contact and share your ideas with us and let's find a way to work together!
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