Geography Awareness Week
Join us in celebrating Geography with a week of activities around campus, sponsored by the Geographic Society, the Geospatial Club and the Environmental Studies Club.
Monday 11/16 - International Map Day
Check out the Library's collection of Maps and Atlases on display on the first floor and in the Humboldt Room
Kicking off the week we have a campus-wide Geocache Scavenger Hunt. Team up with a friend or two to find all four geocaches hidden throughout campus. Participants will meet at the Founders Hall courtyard at 3pm for a briefing and explanation of the rules. Once all the teams are arranged, the hunt will begin.The first team to find all four geocaches and return an item from each cache to the Founders Hall courtyard wins a prize!
We ask participants to have downloaded a geocache or GPS app on their smartphone before beginning. These apps are numerous and most are free.
Wednesday 11/18 - GIS Day!
The Environmental Studies Club has arranged a series of speakers and maps on the subject of Environmental Racism. The series will run from 3-5pm in the Karshner Lounge and features work by current HSU students.
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GIS Day presentations in the Fishbowl. Speaker series with Eldon Kinney, Chris Muhl, Dr. Lawrence Fox III, Ph.D. Keynote speaker: Jerry von Dohlen. Student Research Poster and Map Gallery in the 3rd floor Reading Room. Free food! For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Come enjoy walking (or crawling!) over a set of laminated Tactical Pilotage Charts, which represent the entire land area of the earth at a scale of 1:500,000 (about eight miles to the inch). We will cover the floor of the Kate Buchanan Room with maps of Europe, the Middle East, and parts of the Western United States. Get a graphic sense of “facts on the ground” in a way that lectures, readings, smaller maps, or computer screens cannot convey. Join us in the KBR from 3-6pm.
Closing out our week of festivities will be a presentation from Sean Jansen, an HSU alumni who recently backpacked the Pacific Crest Trail. He will be presenting a photo journal of his adventure at 2pm in FH 111. Come and listen as he shares his experiences on one of the most expansive hiking trails of the Pacific Northwest.
But wait, there's more!
Along with these events, also make sure to check out the glass display case on the first floor of the library. Here, we will be showcasing a variety of fascinating items which highlight and explore the diverse nature of Geography as a scholarly study.