The end of summer marks the return to school for educators and students across the country. At National Geographic, we are doubling down on our commitment to geography education and are pleased to share some exciting news as we head into the back-to-school season.
For more than 30 years, the National Geographic Society has been dedicated to supporting K-12 educators to ensure that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global understanding. Now, National Geographic is continuing our commitment to geography education through a highly interactive and integrated community that includes formal and informal educators, as well as National Geographic Explorers, storytellers, and photographers. A part of this new community is our new National Geographic State Geography Steward program.
We are looking for top academic geographers in each state to join a select group of experts that will work with National Geographic staff, Explorers, and others to collectively contribute to improving K-12 geography education in the United States. The National Geographic State Geography Stewards will be a voice for geography and geography education in their state, on behalf of National Geographic, to better prepare educators and students to become geographically competent.
Stewards will serve as a geography expert and contact for National Geographic in their state, foster connections between the National Geographic Explorers, grantees, educators and stakeholders within a state or region, and perform outreach efforts on behalf of the National Geographic Society within a state.
The work of the National Geographic State Geography Stewards is crucial to improving geography education and ensuring the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global awareness and we’re thrilled to open the application process for these new positions. If you are an academic geographer and would like to work with National Geographic to improve geography education in your state, apply to become a National Geographic State Geography Steward here. For more information about National Geographic’s commitment to education and other opportunities to get involved visit, natgeo.org/education.