COSAM News Articles 2017 November Geography Awareness Week 2017

Geography Awareness Week 2017

Published: 11/13/2017

By: Stephanie Rogers

Please join us in celebrating Geography Awareness Week (GAW) this week, November 12-18th, 2017. This year’s theme is “The Geography of Civil Rights Movements." 


Established by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress in 1987 and observed the third week in November every year, GAW promotes what geography is, why it is important, and the relevance of a geographic education in preparing citizens to understand and debate pressing social and environmental issues and problems. This year’s celebration marks the 30th birthday of what has become an important tradition in our discipline. GIS day conveniently takes place on November 15th, during the week of GAW.


We invite you to come celebrate with us and spread the word about Geography at the following events:  


Monday November 13th, 12 – 2:00 pm –  Geography and Civil Rights: A Tour of Montgomery's Symbolic Landscape. This will take place in the Main Lobby of the 2nd floor of the Student Center.  


Tuesday November 14th, 3:00 pm – Special Colloquium with Esri Representative Keith Cooke who will be discussing the new ArcGIS Pro in a talk called “ArcGIS Pro and the impact of the Web GIS pattern”. This will take place in the Haley Center in room 1403.


Wednesday November 15th, 12 – 2:00 pm – GIS Day on Cater Lawn. Austin Bush will be showcasing data collection using a Phantom 4 drone; there will games (including map twister and a scavenger hunt) and prizes! Free food, drinks, and snacks will also be provided (until we run out).

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