Welcome to The Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education
The Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education was established with the mission to encourage research and provide leadership in the movement to increase the quality of geographic education. The name of the Center is designed to honor the vast contributions that Mr. Grosvenor and the National Geographic Society have made in advancing the national reform movement in geography.
The mission of the Grosvenor center is accomplished through development and implementation of innovative actions and events related to how students and the general public learn geography. Research comprises an integral component of all these activities, with special attention paid to (1) teaching methods, (2) student and public learning of geography, (3) curriculum, (4) assessment, (5) cognitive mapping, and (6) the uses of technology. The Center’s efforts also serve to influence changes in public policy that elevate the importance of geography in societies throughout the world. The Grosvenor Center serves as a clearinghouse for resources in geographic education including those related to research, teaching, and learning geography.
"As the world grows smaller and more
interdependent daily, our country's future
absolutely depends on our ability to see
the connections between ourselves and
our global neighbors."
Gilbert M. Grosvenor
Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
National Geographic Society