Survey for a National Assessment of GIS&T in Higher Education

Professor David Cowen is leading a survey to assess the current status of GIS instruction across the higher education system. This project is being undertaken with the support of the AAG, UCGIS, and Esri. According to David, anyone who teaches courses in GIS&T is invited to complete the survey. This includes courses in cartography, remote sensing,…
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NSF Advisory Committee on Environmental Research and Education Survey Notice

The National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education (AC-ERE) is looking for your assistance. This committee is charged with providing guidance on future research directions across the Foundation in the over the coming decade. The Advisory Committee has recently published an outlook report, America’s Future: Environmental Research and Education for a Thriving Century,…
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AGI Names Allyson Anderson Book New Executive Director

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has announced the appointment of Allyson K. Anderson Book as its new Executive Director.  She will join AGI on September 6, 2016. Anderson Book comes to AGI from the Department of the Interior, where she has served as the Associate Director of Strategic Engagement of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). …
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Elin Thorlund Joins AAG Staff as Research Assistant

The AAG is pleased to announce that Elin Thorlund has joined the association staff as a Research Assistant at its headquarters in Washington, Elin served as an intern at the association during the spring 2015 semester, as well as during the AAG annual meetings in Chicago and San Francisco.  She will contribute to numerous areas of…
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AGS Launches New Digital ‘FOCUS on Geography’

The American Geographical Society (AGS) has relaunched its FOCUS on Geography magazine as an online publication. FOCUS will continue in the tradition of the original paper magazine, but in a more dynamic and interactive format. The new FOCUS is a peer-reviewed digital publication that will include richly illustrated articles and essays from geographers and other…
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Call for Manuscripts for The Pennsylvania Geographer

The editors of The Pennsylvania Geographer, a peer reviewed, semi-annual journal of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society, are soliciting manuscripts for the fall/winter 2016 edition. The deadline for submission is November 15, 2016, and the general topic is Applied Geography. In addition, any other geographical topic will be considered for publication. Please send manuscripts and/or inquiries…
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Earth Science Week 2016 Toolkits Now Available to Order

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is now accepting advance orders for the Earth Science Week 2016 Toolkit. The Toolkit contains educational materials for all ages that correspond to this year's event theme, "Our Shared Geoheritage." Materials include the traditional program poster and school-year activity calendar, as well as a DVD, posters, activities, and other resources…
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GreenShorts: An Environmental Film Contest for L.A. Students

Los Angeles high school students: grab your cell phones, video cameras and microphones—your voice and creativity can change the planet. This environmental short film contest is a platform to showcase your ideas, commentary and vision for our city and the world. You may submit one short film for each category and films must feature the…
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AAG Seeks Observers To Attend United Nations Climate Change Conference

The American Association of Geographers has been granted Observer Organization status to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). With this formal designation, the AAG is permitted to submit to the UNFCCC Secretariat its nominations for representatives to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference that will take place from November 7-18, 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco…
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[Webinars] Census Bureau Offers Training Opportunities

Webinars are available to help the public access and use Census Bureau statistics. These free sessions, lasting 60 to 90 minutes, show how to use census databases and mapping tools and how to find demographic and economic statistics at a local or national level. They also provide quick links for answers to frequently asked questions about accessing…
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