Appalachian Geographical Society


The Appalachian Geographical Society (AGS) is a student-run, university-recognized organization consisting of major and non-major members who are interested in fellowship, outings, fun, and learning more about geography. 


Faculty Advisor: 

Dr. Derek Martin,



 The Society has been very active in the past and continues to grow. Some of the more exciting past activities have been star parties, caving excursions, orienteering opportunities, hikes, sledding and skiing parties. The club also maintains a section of Adopt-A-Highway along NC 105 and conducts bi-yearly road clean-ups.
Postings will be placed around Rankin Science West. All dates could be rescheduled due to conflicting weather. Other possible scenarios can occur. Any additional info can be obtained through AGS members.
 The Highway 105 roadside clean up will take place during the academic year, exact time TBD. Departure time and location will be posted at a later date.  The Appalachian Geographical Society has decided to join Appalachian Voices; a local, non-profit organization committed to protecting and restoring the ecological integrity, economic vitality, and cultural heritage of the central and southern Appalachians.  "Biking the Country Roads of Watauga" with Ole Gade and Roni Ellis - $12 for the book with $4 going to the AGS, support the AGS- stop by the office, RSW Rm 323 and purchase your copy today.  

AGS participates in The Clean Sweep

AGS members removed debris and trash from the New River on Saturday, September 12th, 2009. The Big Sweep is an event intended to clean-up our rivers and streams and improve water quality. We appreciate the efforts of all involved.

Check out the video from Big Sweep on the Upper Watauga Riverkeepers blog.