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National Council for Geographic Education

  • WASHINGTON, DC
  • www.ncge.org

Mission Statement

The National Council for Geographic (NCGE) Education is a nonprofit membership organization that works to strengthen the quality and effectiveness of geography teaching and learning.

We provide a global forum for educators of all levels to exchange ideas and engage in professional learning opportunities to improve their geography teaching practice. We provide the organizational structure needed to advance research in geography education. We publish journals, the National Geography Standards, and a variety of materials for diffusing research and best practices on geography education. We recognize exceptional educators and supporters in geography education. We lead and support a variety of educational and creative programs to support our members and advance global literacy.

Main Programs

  1. Annual Conference
  2. Content, Journals & Publications
  3. Awards
  4. Membership
  5. GeoCamp Professional Travel and Learning Experience
  6. The Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP)
Service Areas

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International

We work with professionals & educators from around the world.

ruling year

1948

Chief Executive Officer since 2007

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Mr. Zachary R. Dulli

Keywords

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Geography Education Teacher Pre-Service Higher Education

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Also Known As

National Council for Geographic Education

EIN

04-6050994

 Number

4352151184

Physical Address

1775 I ST NW STE 1150

WASHINGTON, DC 20006 5647

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Mutual/Membership Benefit Organizations, Other N.E.C. (Y99)

Professional Societies, Associations (Y03)

Professional Societies, Associations (Y03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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2013 was a year when the NCGE leadership began to position the organization for future growth and success. 2014 marks our 99TH year and the ongoing and future improvements in our day-to-day operations, governance structure and leadership will allow NCGE to continue on this path of success for the next 99 years. We look forward to taking NCGE into the future on solid ground and continuing to serve our mission in new and more powerful ways.

Programs

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Program 1

Annual Conference

Since 1915, NCGE has held meetings all over North America and the Caribbean. The annual National Conference on Geography Education is an annual event that provides opportunities for educators at all
levels to exchange new ideas, research, and teaching strategies with colleagues from around the world. Each annual conference includes workshops, paper & poster sessions, field trips, special events and
keynote lectures by world-renowned experts. The latest classroom materials, textbook offerings, and educational resources are on display in our exhibit hall, as well as presented in hands-on workshops and computer labs by companies such as Esri, Google,
National Geographic, ETS, and many more

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

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Program 2

Content, Journals & Publications

The National Council for Geographic Education publishes books, lesson plans, teaching resources, and two professional journals; 'The Journal of Geography' (1897) and 'The Geography Teacher' (2007). In addition to thousands of academic articles, NCGE has published well over 200 professional works, publications and educational materials. The council is also the sole distributor of 'Geography for Life: The National Geography Standards' (1994 & 2012).

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Education

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Adults

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Program 3

Awards

Each year the National Council for Geographic Education recognizes the nation's best educators and advocates for outstanding teaching, research, and service in geography education. Hundreds of nominations from around the globe are received each year, and after expert reviews, awards committees select that year's honorees. Award winners receive their award during a special ceremony at the annual National Conference on Geography Education.

Current Awards Listing:
-'The George J Miller Award for Distinguished Service to Geographic Education is the Council's highest award, presented for lifetime service in geographic education.

-The NCGE/AAG 'Excellence of Scholarship Award' recognizes graduating college and University seniors majoring in geography for
outstanding academic achievement.

-The 'E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Grant for Research in Geographic Education' is a legacy gift of the Miller's estate designed to advance the frontiers of geographic education by supporting and promoting innovative research, in theory, practice, and application.

-The 'K-12 Distinguished Teaching Awards' recognizes excellence in geography teaching at the primary and secondary levels.
-The 'Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award' recognizes and celebrates excellence in higher education geography teaching.

-The 'Salvatore J. Natoli Dissertation Award' is a legacy gift by the Dr. Natoli, to encourage dissertation research in geography teaching and learning.

-The 'Outstanding Support for Geography Education' award honors individuals who work outside the formal classroom, but have made outstanding contributions to support geography education.

-The 'Distinguished Mentor Award' is presented to college and university professors whose guidance and influence is significant for students becoming geographers or classroom teachers

-The 'Journal of Geography Awards' celebrates outstanding papers published during the previous year in NCGE's flagship journal.

-The 'Geography Teacher Award' honors the article that provided the most of the significant value in the teaching of geography to
K-12 students.

-The 'Geographic Excellence in Media Award' honors the very best in geographic media, in all forms that exhibit outstanding geography
content or teaching methods.

-The 'Brunn Creativity Award' is a gift of Dr. Brunn and presented to educators who demonstrate innovation and creativity in the teaching of geography.

-The 'Women in Geographic Education Scholarship' is a monetary award and travel stipend for a female college or university undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a program leading to a career in geographic education.

-The 'President's Award' is presented each year by the NCGE President to anyone they feel deserves to be recognized by the geography community.

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Education

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Adults

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Program 4

Membership

The National Council for Geographic Education is a professional nonprofit membership organization that supports geography teaching at all levels—from pre-k through university. Our members include U.S. and international teachers, professors, students, businesses, and others who support geography education.

Membership Benefits Include:
• Annual Subscription to the 'Journal of Geography' (6 issues per year)
• Annual Subscription to 'The Geography Teacher' (4 issues per year)
• Access to our online database of every article from the 'Journal of Geography' (1897) and 'The Geography Teacher' (2007).
• Subscription to our online newsletter that includes the latest news and information on NCGE and its members.l
• Access to all live professional learning webinars.
• Online access to past webinars.
• Discount rates to attend the annual National Conference on Geography Education.
• Reduced pricing on NCGE products & publications sold in our online store and Amazon.com.
• Discounted insurance rates for NCGE members through the 'Trust for Insuring Educators' program.
• Option to join the National Geographic Federal Credit Union.
• Leadership, volunteer, travel and networking opportunities

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Education

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Adults

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Program 5

GeoCamp Professional Travel and Learning Experience

The GeoCamp Educational Travel and Learning Program' supports and provides educators at all levels with amazing cultural and professional learning experiences in destinations such as Iceland and Cuba.

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Education

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Adults

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Program 6

The Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP)

The Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP) is a consortium of geography associations committed to improving the
status and quality of geography education in the United States. Organized in 1985 by the Association of American Geographers (AAG), The American Geographical Society (AGS), The National
Council for Geographic Education (NCGE), and The National Geographic Society (NGS).

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

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International

We work with professionals & educators from around the world.

Social Media

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National Council for Geographic Education

Leadership

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Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Zachary R. Dulli

BIO

Zachary R. Dulli (Zach) currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE), the national association for geography educators in the United States.

Before his current role, Dulli's leadership experience includes serving as Board Member and Communications Director for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Washington, DC (YNPNdc). Dulli's work with YNPNdc included the development of a monthly Twitter conservation, produced live from the West Wing of the White House. Dulli was also proud to serve as an advisor, representing young professionals for President Obama's 2012 State of the Union address.

As a member of the Washington DC-based Nonprofit Roundtable, Dulli created and oversaw the Nonprofit Future Leaders Committee, a group of 'Under 40' nonprofit executives who come together to foster the development of future sector leaders.

Classically trained by the Moscow Art Theatre School at Harvard University, the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York, and as a full scholarship student at West Virginia University, Dulli spent several years working as a professional actor in Los Angeles. Zach has appeared in national commercials for companies such as AT&T, Taco Bell, and Hardees. As producer and co-founder of Pack the House Productions LLC, a New York-based theatrical production company, Dulli and his business partners produced, developed and invested in live theater productions including the Broadway production of Green Day's 'American Idiot.'

Zach lives in the Washington DC suburbs with his wife, photographer Stephanie Stearns Dulli and their three children, Max, Huck & Piper. See lessSee less of undefined summary

STATEMENT FROM THE Chief Executive Officer

"As the first and only national organization in the United States whose exclusive and primary charge is to promote & support geography educators, the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) has, for nearly a century, been impacting the geography education world at every level. Today, as our world becomes even more globally connected, geography educators have the unique responsibility of preparing our nations students to understand, protect and succeed in the modern world. We are honored to support geography educators and we will continue to lead this charge into the future.  –Zachary R. Dulli, National Council for Geographic Education"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Gary M. Gress

Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education

Term: Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

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