Geography Awareness Week

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November 16-22

Too many young Americans are unable to make effective decisions, understand geo-spatial issues, or even recognize their impacts as global citizens. National Geographic created Geography Awareness Week to raise awareness to this dangerous deficiency in American education and excite people about geography as both a discipline and as a part of everyday life.

Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth’s surface and the human societies spread across it. They also examine how human culture interacts with the natural environment and the way locations and places can have an impact on people. Geography seeks to understand where things are found, why they are there, and how they develop and change over time.

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Department of Geography Events:

Wednesday, Nov 19



Several GIS companies and governmental agencies from the region will set up in McGilvrey Hall on the 4th floor. Students are welcome to explore our map library. We will have numerous posters and displays, and tours of our labs.

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Thursday, November 20


Geography Trivia / Movie Night!

Department of Geography website