Geography & Planning Department

Geography Awareness Week

The Department of Geography is proud to be hosting Geography Awareness Week on Tuesday-Thursday (November 13-15)! Come learn about what you can do with a geography degree and enter the raffle for a FREE BIKE!

On Tuesday in the Butte Hall quad and lobby, come buy cool vintage maps at our map sale (cheap!), participate in some fun interactive games, and eat some free mini deserts!

On Wednesday, the Geographical Information Center (GIC) will be hosting GIS DAY from 11-2 at 35 Main St across the street from 7-11. Come learn how geographic information systems (GIS) is used to answer questions like: what broadband and mobile service providers have the fastest access and where? What types of vegetation dominate our landscape? How is mapping used to depict flow characteristics on the Sacramento River to assist in Search and Rescue Efforts? Enjoy free pizza and drinks and inquire about job opportunities!

On Thursday, GeoPlace in Butte Hall 111 will be hosting an open house from 11-2 to showcase the free mapping services that are provided to all staff, faculty, and graduate students. Do you need a map for a paper or some spatial analysis for your research? Come meet the team and snack on a veggie platter!

Also on Thursday come put your geography knowledge to the test at Geography Trivia Night in Selvester's Cafe from 5-8 pm. Teams of 1-4 will compete across several rounds of geography related trivia with prizes to the top 3 teams! Free Nacho Bar!!

geography awareness week flyer for 2018