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April 28th, 2017
AGS Geography Teacher Fellow Program Brings Teachers to the Forefront of Geography and Geospatial Innovation

[New York City, NY]— This year marks the second year in a row that Boundless, an AGS corporate sponsor and leading provider of open source geospatial software and services, has sponsored the American Geographical Society’s (AGS) Geography Teacher Fellow Program. The Program will grant 50 geography teachers the opportunity to interact with, and become one of, the nation’s thought leaders at the most important geography event in the Fall in North America, the annual Geography 2050 Symposium. This year, Geography 2050 will focus on The Future of Mobility.

“AGS is known for bringing together geographical and geospatial leaders from business, government, academia, the not-for-profit world, and the media to discuss and plan for the future.  The nation’s leading geography teachers are clearly important players in this group and we are very pleased that Boundless has continued to sponsor this Program” said Dr. John Konarski, Chief Executive Officer of AGS.  “Besides what is accomplished at the Symposium, the AGS Teacher Fellows bring back to their classrooms the most recent advances in geographical education and practical application of the latest geospatial tools available,”  added Dr. Konarski.

When asked about their sponsorship, Anthony Calamito, Vice President of Products said, “Boundless believes in the power of geography, and strives to promote geo-education wherever and whenever possible.” Anthony continued to say,  “We also believe that open source software provides the best tools to help educators teach geography, and for students to practice in the classroom or at home. We are once again honored to sponsor Teacher Fellows at this year’s AGS Fall Symposium.”

The AGS Fall Symposium will be held on November 16th and 17th, 2017 at Columbia University in New York City. Teachers may begin applying for the AGS Geography Teacher Fellow program on the AGS website at www.americangeo.org.

Established in 1851, the American Geographical Society (AGS) is the oldest professional geographical organization in the United States.  It is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in geographical research and education in Geography for over 166 years.  The mission of the American Geographical Society is to advance and promote geography in business, government, science, and education. Our goal is to enhance the nation’s geographic literacy so as to engender sound public policy, national security, and human well-being worldwide.  AGS seeks to engage the American public, from its youngest to its oldest citizens, with new and amazing ways to understand and characterize our changing world. The Society maintains its headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, New York.