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Next year, sophomore Ryan Green is planning to start a geography club that both geography amateurs and experts can enjoy. “The geography club is a worthwhile time for anyone who’s willing to participate. The more people that join, the more fun everyone will have discussing and researching geography together.”

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter

Testing your memory with geography bees.  Learning about far-flung locations from the greatest ancient landmarks of history to remote villages in the Sahara. Using deduction and intuition to pinpoint where on the map you were placed, down to the street corner, in GeoGuessr. All of these things – and more – are available in next year’s geography club. 

Started by sophomore and avid Geoguessr player Ryan Green, the geography club will serve as a place for current geography hobbyists and newcomers alike to challenge themselves and have fun. Green said he thinks that everyone can find a topic of interest in geography.

“A lot of geography is memorizing certain locations and landmarks,” Green said. “However, the human geography component of it, to me, makes it so interesting. It’s not just finding places on a map, but putting it in context of the culture that occupies it, what influenced its development, and how it relates to other locations.”

Various activities relating to geography have been planned, but Green said he wants to keep it as a loose centralizing topic that underlies the conversations and discussions he thinks other students should have. According to Green, it is both a learning opportunity for members and a fun after-school pastime.

“Anyone who wants to join, can join,” Green said. “We’ll pretty much accept anyone’s ideas for what the club should do each week. I would prefer to not keep it too serious.” 

Other students, such as sophomore Jackson Woods, are part of the less experienced group in geography, but are looking forward to broadening their horizons. 

“I wasn’t interested in geography until I saw my friend Ryan Green’s ideas for a club,” Woods said. “If it’s a chill club where we hang out and play games about geography, then I’m all for it.” 

Green has not worked out the meeting location or sponsor yet, but expects those to be dealt with by the time the 2021-2022 school year begins. He said he encourages people of all backgrounds to consider joining the club and contacting him at [email protected] 

 “The geography club is a worthwhile time for anyone who’s willing to participate,” Green said. “The more people that join, the more fun everyone will have discussing and researching geography together.”