Geography Awareness Week kicks off Nov. 15

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Geography Awareness Week kicks off Nov. 15

The UNL Geography Student Organization will celebrate Geography Awareness Week Nov. 15-19 with a photo contest, lecture by May Juan and the Geography Bowl competition. All events are in Hardin Hall.

Geography Awareness Week is promoted annually by the National Geographic Society to highlight and support geographic education.

The photo contest is open to students from all levels and all departments. To enter, submit a photo that represents some aspect of this year’s geographical theme, “Freshwater and You.” The photos will be on display during the week in the first floor lobby of Hardin Hall. Submission guidelines are listed at the website below. Photos will be judged by faculty from the Department of Geography and the School of Natural Resources, as well as by students.

May Juan, director of the Center for Spatial Analysis at the University of Oklahoma, presents a seminar, “GIScience Approaches to Understanding Geographic Dynamics,” at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 17 in the Hardin Hall auditorium.

The Geography Bowl is 7:30-9:30 p.m., Nov. 18 in the Hardin Hall auditorium. Last year’s event attracted 70 participants and culminated in a sudden death overtime elimination round for the final two teams. Refreshments will be served.

The week will wrap up with an awards ceremony for the photo contest at 2 p.m., Nov. 19 in Hardin Hall room 228.

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