Southern Illinois: Homage to Home

This blog is written by National Geographic Education Intern, Ellen Esling, as a part of the Geography Awareness Week Blog-A-Thon.  When I think of Geography, the first image that comes to my mind is often a gigantic spinning globe. I have always been interested in studying exotic places, other cultures and other worlds. It is rare that I ever consider my own backyard to be an … Continue reading Southern Illinois: Homage to Home

Geography & Me, A Love Story

AHOY! I’m Ellen, the new National Geographic Education Outreach and Policy Intern, and I’m working on Geography Awareness Week (November 17-23). I hail from Carbondale, Illinois, and am currently pursuing a degree in Geography and Environmental Resources and Radio, Television and Digital Media at Southern Illinois University. I have paired my concentration of Environmental Sustainability with Television/Video Production, a visual and spatial tool I employ … Continue reading Geography & Me, A Love Story