Celebrating real-life geography success stories: a call

I will be giving a presentation at the Geographical Association 2019 conference (April, Manchester), of a collection of real-life stories celebrating the positive impact Geography has on lives, attitudes and experiences. Each will be told in that feel-good way of children’s story time. Some will be nursery rhymes, some short prose, but all will have the same moral: Geography is awesome, inspiring and often life changing. Do you have a such a story to share? Find out more and get in contact.

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Give, don’t ‘give up’ time for yourself and nature

Not having to spend an entire weekend catching up on a week's work and trying to get ahead of the next week's, and, admittedly, being away from the family has given me the opportunity engage more in the community. It's a bit ironic, really, that stepping away from a job, where I'm a very visible … Continue reading Give, don’t ‘give up’ time for yourself and nature

Contagious and outrageous! (GAConf18 Review Pt.3)

My final @The_GA #GAConf18 review. Inspiration all round: from adventurous geog teachers, passionate trainees, those who work behind the scenes and even, maths! Featuring: @FryRsquared, @DrGrovesGeog, @Re_Ferg, @THEWATERDIARIES, @LucyOxley

We are tied to the Ocean

The @exploratorium has a strong partnership with NOAA et al, but an even stronger relationship with the ocean. It's something we should all aspire to. Features: @saildrone, @NOAA_OMAO, @oceanexplorer, @Crey_Crey_

Water from above, water from below

Being a Bay, you'd think San Francisco was worried about sea-level rise. But what's coming up from under their feet is just as alarming and it's the poorest who will suffer worst. Featuring: @sfwater, @ResilientBay, @kzhill, @ejcw, @RainforClimate, @thinkwalks

Language, culture, land: Entwined in the soul

A low-key, simple event 'spoke' powerfully to my soul. Language, culture and land. Featuring: @exploratorium, @baumfoundation, @CopperRiverWild, @OPC_California et al

“Open your eyes and then, open your eyes again”

The @exploratorium's Observatory has that 'hidden treasure' feel about it, but each time you visit and open you eyes, the more wondrous it becomes.