Travelocity Announces the 2004 Award for Excellence in Geography Education

2004–Travelocity(R) and The Geographic Education National
Implementation Project (GENIP), have named Reach the World, a
nonprofit education organization based in New York City, as recipient
of the 2004 Travelocity Award for Excellence in Geography Education.
The $5,000 award, donated by Travelocity, recognizes those whose work
has positively impacted the field of geography education in the United
States during the previous year.

Established in 1998, Reach the World provides disadvantaged public
schools with online journeys that forge meaningful connections between
curriculum, students, and travelers. It won for its research study of
the question “How do children develop their cognitive understanding of
world geography, and their place in it?”

Travelocity will honor Reach the World in Kansas City, Mo., on
Oct. 22 during the annual meeting of the National Council for
Geographic Education, one of four organizations that composes GENIP.

“Reach the World is clearly advocating geography curriculum for
students, particularly those in the crucial elementary school years,
and we’re extremely proud to honor them with this award,” said
Michelle Peluso, Travelocity’s CEO. “Our goal with this award is to
promote geography as a way to break down barriers between people,
inspire future travelers to explore their world and share their
observations on their return, all while improving geography

“In our high tech, global society, no student should have to learn
from a dated textbook alone,” said Heather Halstead, Reach the World’s
executive director. “Reach the World’s goal is to become the nation’s
organizational link between volunteer travelers and disadvantaged
schools. Our vision is that one day all schools, in all communities,
will have the resources, training and research-based evidence they
need to incorporate ‘connected learning’ into the curriculum as an
essential teaching tool.”

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    SOURCE: Travelocity