“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.”
–President Barack Obama
Thanks to the NCGE for reminding me of this great quote. In 2012 President Obama participated in National Geographic Bee to to “celebrate the important role that geography plays in all our lives.” If you want the video of President Obama saying this quote, click here.