Why Children Need To Care About the Ocean

This blog is written by outdoors family blogger Laure Latham, as a part of the Geography Awareness blog-a-thon.  When I started thinking about GeoWeek’s blog-a-thon, I considered the meaning of geography. In simple words, geography is the science of places and the relationships between people and their environments. It’s the land, the water, the people and everything else around. Based on that definition, I needed to know why geography … Continue reading Why Children Need To Care About the Ocean

Rhode Island Map Challenges 2013

This post was written by Geography Awareness Week  Coordinator for the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance, Ellen Thompson, as a part of the Geography Awareness blog-a-thon. Every year when Geography Awareness Week (GAW) preparation time rolls around you will find the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance (RIGEA) deep in thought about what new gauntlet we can throw down to get our Rhode Island students and citizenry thinking geographically. … Continue reading Rhode Island Map Challenges 2013

Geography & Social Media Colliding

This blog is written by National Geographic Education Social Media Intern, Amelia Tidona, as a part of the Geography Awareness blog-a-thon.  As the Social Media & Promotion Intern for National Geographic Education, I am always on the lookout for interesting articles that involve the collision of geography education and social media. Interestingly, these two areas are beginning to collide more often as cartographers attempt to … Continue reading Geography & Social Media Colliding

GeoPivot

This blog is written by National Geographic Education Social Media & Promotion Intern, Amelia Tidona, as a part of the Geography Awareness blog-a-thon.  GeoPivot is a fun, fresh, highly visual e-magazine with a focus on newcomers to geography and GIS. It is a place for students, young professionals, and career flippers to connect with each other and share stories about their geo journeys. A newly launched online magazine and community, … Continue reading GeoPivot

On Being a Geography Major

This blog is written by National Geographic Education Social Media & Promotion Intern, Amelia Tidona, as a part of the Geography Awareness blog-a-thon. For more information about Geography Awareness Week visit, http://ow.ly/qRPvt. Hey! It’s Amelia again, current Social Media & Promotion Intern for National Geographic Education.  As a recent college graduate coming from a small liberal arts school in rural upstate New York, I’ll admit the … Continue reading On Being a Geography Major