Speak Up For Geography (SUFG)

Introducing the Speak Up For Geography (SUFG) Campus Challenge…

NGEdNewsletter 300x225-1.jpgWhat is it?
SUFG is an easy and empowering way for GTU (Gamma Theta Upsilon) clubs and other college and university groups across the U.S. to voice their support for geographic education. Compete with other schools in a fun, low-[no] stakes challenge to see who can send the most letters to Congress!

You’ve heard us talk about the importance of advancing geography education before, and to that end, the need to ask Congress to support geo-ed with appropriate funding via the Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act (TGIF). For the last several years, K-12 and university educators, geography professionals, and many other generous friends have done their part to write letters to Congress. Now, we’re challenging college students to carry the banner for this worthy cause.

National Geographic Education is joining with other like-minded
organizations and youthful geo-enthusiasts to launch the Speak Up For
Geography Campus Challenge
at the Association of American Geographers
(AAG) meeting in New York City…starting today (Friday 2/24/12)!

How can I SUFG?
If you’re at the AAG conference this weekend, look for the folks in “SUFG” sweatshirts and stop by our booth to pick your very own campus organizing toolkit. You can also score some sweet swag (bumper stickers, postcards, etc.) for yourself and your friends back at school  

After AAG, and for those not able to attend the conference this weekend, take these simple steps to get involved (you guessed it, five). 

1. Like the Campus Challenge on facebook and google+.

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No Geography Left Behind?

Guest Blogger Chris Shearer examines the state of federal support for Geography education.

may be wondering to yourself, “If the world is becoming
flat, or post-American, or potentially close to collapse,
how is it that Geography–THE subject in school that
addresses these issues so well–is given such short shrift?” Okay, maybe you
weren’t wondering this but I, as a card-carrying geography education advocate,
was wondering it for you.

here’s one possible answer: federal policy.

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