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The Pennsylvania Geographical Society has over 200 members and institutions from 18 states who:

• Promote the use of geographical skills and information to support the application of geographical techniques in a broad spectrum of public and private employers;

• Encourage research in geography, applied geography and geographic education;

• Represent the discipline of geography to educational institutions and related professional organizations;

• Facilitate the exchange of ideas, methods, and materials among geographers in a college/university
setting, geographers in the public/private setting, and teachers of geography;

• Provide and partake in activities to foster geographical literacy; and

• Promote effective teaching of geography at all levels and in all settings.

2022 Annual Meeting:

2022 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society

4 November 2022

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society was held at the Holiday Inn Johnstown-Downtown in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The meeting is being sponsored The University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.


A copy of the program is given below:

pgs annual meeting program 2022.pdf

Student Research Grants

The PGS Announces the 2023

Student Research Grant Program

The Pennsylvania Geographical Society (PGS) seeks to support undergraduate and graduate student scholarly activities related to any field of research in Geography and Environmental Sustainability, and related fields at higher-education institutions across Pennsylvania and adjoining states.

2023 PGS's Student Research Grant Program.pdf

Upcoming Events:

The 2023 Annual Meeting of the PGS is tentatively scheduled for Friday, 3 November at Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Maryland

The Pennsylvania Geographical Society exists to promote effective geographic teaching, research, and literacy.

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