Geography Awareness Week 2017

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 our discipline. [AAG]

Events on Campus
WEDNESDAY, November 15 - GIS Day
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM : OSM Mapathon - McKeldin Library 6107 (Breakfast provided)
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM : Lightning Talks - LeFrak 1124 (CGIS) (Pizza provided)
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
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM : OSM Mapathon (Compete against GW & GMU) - McKeldin Library 6107
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