Geography & Planning Department

Geography Awareness Week

What is Geography Awareness Week?

The National Geographic Society created Geography Awareness Week(opens in new window) to raise awareness in American education and spark a passion in geography as both a discipline and a part of everyday life. Each year more than 100,000 Americans participate in Geography Awareness Week. As was proclaimed over 30 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. Every third week of November, students, families, and community members focus on the importance of geography by holding special events. 

The Department of Geography & Planning is proud to have hosted Geography Awareness Week on November 13-17, 2023.  Thanks to all who participated!

Monday, Nov. 13: 

  • Find your GIS passion with the Science of Where(opens in new window)
  • Check out the Meriam Library 4th Floor display, 'Geography: the Science of Where' in the glass case near the group study tables.  This display is available the entire month of November.

Tuesday, Nov. 14:

Wednesday, Nov. 15: 

Thursday, Nov. 16:

  • Joint presentation by Jeff Layne, Professional and Continuing Education, and Dr. Naomi Lazarus, Dept. of Geography and Planning, 'Cartography in Action: how maps tell the story of Chico State's online program,'  Butte 501, 2:00 - 2:45 PM

Friday, Nov. 17: