AAG Announces Launch of Geography.com for 2018 Geography Awareness Week
The American Association of Geographers (AAG) is pleased to announce the launch of Geography.com in conjunction with the celebration of Geography Awareness Week, November 11-17, 2018. The website is a joint venture and collaboration between the AAG and Esri, designed for educational purposes and the promotion of the discipline.
Geography.com is intended as an outreach tool for site visitors to learn more about what geography is, what geography offers, and career opportunities available in the field. The intended audience includes the general public and students (high school and undergraduates), as well as educators, parents, and federal agencies or other organizations seeking information about geography. The website can also be used as a resource to help departments recruit undergraduate students to their programs.
Many professional geographers do not discover the field and its related career opportunities until after they have started their undergraduate education, graduate education, or even at some stage after they have entered the workforce. Geography.com is part of the ongoing efforts of the AAG and other organizations to introduce students and the general public to a discipline that offers multiple career paths, as well as information to better understand the world.
Esri has donated the use of the Geography.com domain for this important educational outreach effort. Relatedly, the AAG’s domain, Geography.org, will lead directly to Geography.com in an effort to increase the visibility and discoverability of this outreach tool. That domain previously directed to the AAG’s own home webpage.
The American Association of Geographers is a nonprofit scientific and educational society founded in 1904 that contributes to the advancement of geography. Its 12,000+ members from nearly 100 countries share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography, which they cultivate through the AAG’s Annual Meeting, scholarly journals, and online newsletter. The AAG promotes discussion among its members and with scholars in related fields, in part through the activities of its 70 specialty and affinity groups. AAG members are geographers and related professionals who work in the public, private, and academic sectors in a wide range of careers. Visit us at aag.org.