Jennings, Theobald stump for geography in Washington

Jennings, Theobald stump for geography in Washington

James Law, left, a member of the 2012 class, Sen. Michael Bennet, Brenda Barr of National Geographic and Steve Jennings, associate professor, in Sen. Bennet’s office. Bennet is holding a picture given to him as part of a National Geographic award.

Two UCCS faculty members attended the National Geographic Education Foundation’s annual Speak Up For Geography Day Feb. 28 in Washington, D.C.

Steve Jennings, associate professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, and Rebecca Theobald, assistant professor adjoint, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, are co-coordinators of the Colorado Geographic Alliance. As part of Speak Up for Geography Day, representatives from geographic alliances from across the country visited Capitol Hill to urge their members of Congress to support geography education in U.S. schools through the Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act.

As part of their visit, Jennings, Theobald and UCCS graduate James Law attended a ceremony recognizing Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., for his dedication to geography education. Law, a member of the class of 2012, is completing an internship for National Geographic. After the ceremony, Law, Brenda Barr of National Geographic and Jennings had their picture taken with Bennet in his office.

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