Geography & Planning Department

Geography Awareness Week

What is Geography Awareness Week?

National Geographic created Geography Awareness Week to raise awareness in American education and excite people about geography as both a discipline and as a part of everyday life. Each year more than 100,000 Americans actively participate in Geography Awareness Week. Established by the presidential proclamation more than 25 years ago, this annual public awareness program encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the significance of place and how we affect and are affected by it. Each third week of November, students, families, and community members focus on the importance of geography by hosting events; 

The Department of Geography is proud to be hosting Geography Awareness Week on Wednesday - Nov 13th & Thursday - Nov 14th.

Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: 35 Main St (across from downtown 7-Eleven) 
GIS Day - Open House hosted by the GIC.

Students will have the opportunity to see geospatial technology in action and witness a wide variety of applications that Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are used for. There will be stations set up where our analysts and researchers will demonstrate the use of GIS and showcase various GIS projects in the works.  Attendees will be able to see examples of the applications of GIS in economic development, including market research, identifying sites for research by population characteristics, data visualization, and much more. Deer Creek Resources mobile GIS fire mapping trailer will also be parked out in front of our office. Students will be able to tour the inside and network with the Deer Creek staff.  

Pizza will be available for attendees.    

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 2019, 4:00 p.m - 5:30 p.m.

Location: GeoPlace, Butte Hall-111
Open House hosted by the Dept. of Geography & Planning.

The Department of Geography & Planning will be hosting an Open House at GeoPlace in Butte 111. Student interns from GeoPlace, along with Dr. Naomi Lazarus and Peter Hansen, our GIS Specialists, will be on hand to introduce visitors to GeoPlace. This informal event is open to the campus community to stop by and learn about the services offered by GeoPlace - providing mapping and other data analysis services to faculty, staff, and students.  There will be some maps and posters for display. There will be light refreshments available. 

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 2019, 5:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m.

Location: BMU 312/314 on Chico State Campus
Fast and Furious Lightning Talks.

The Geography & Planning Advisory Board (GPAB) is hosting one hour of ‘Fast and Furious Lightning Talks’ in BMU 312/314 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM on Thurs Nov 14th. The talks will be about how the Camp Fire affected GIS professionals and changed their jobs.

GPAB Presents Fast and Furious Lightning Talks.