Why Geography Is Important
From crisis mapping to city planning, geographers provide critical insight and skills that are valued by employers and public sector policy-makers.
- contribute to making choices about the best locations for businesses and services.
- manage natural resources including water, minerals, and natural gas.
- understand patterns of energy production and consumption.
- address human and natural threats to American safety and security.
Having dedicated K-12 geography courses sets the foundation for students to acquire the skills and abilities to use maps, imagery, and geospatial technologies to investigate significant spatial and environmental issues.