Geography Awareness Week

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 8:00am to Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Established by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress in 1987, Geography Awareness Week (GAW) is 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 is November 12-18, marking the 30th birthday of what has become an important tradition in the discipline

Events on Campus

Wednesday, November 15:

09:30 AM - 11:30 AM : OSM Mapathon - McKeldin Library 6107

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM : Lightning Talks (Pizza Provided) - LeFrak 1124 (CGIS)

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM : Learn about Project Sidewalk - LeFrak Hall 1138

Thursday, November 16:

07:00 AM - 02:30 PM : Geography and GIS demos at Parkdale Academy

Friday, November 17:

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM : OSM Mapathon (Compete agains GW & GMU) - McKeldin Library 6107