Geographers in the Community
The geography department has a proud and active tradition of community engagement. There are formal activities undertaken by the department as a whole as well as independent work by faculty and staff.
Global Education Center
Each semester the geography department through the Global Education Center at Salem State runs three to six half-day training sessions for middle school geography teachers. An average of 25 teachers participate in each program and topics range from global environmental issues to conflict in Northeast Asia.
Center for Economic Development and Sustainability (CEDS)
One of Salem State's initiatives, the Center for Economic Development and Sustainability, partners with the department of geography faculty members to apply research and provide leadership to a host of North Shore issues.
Each year members from the geography department play a prominent role in running Earth Days at Salem State, an event which brings students and community members together for a week to support environmental education and action.