Geography Awareness Week Events | November 13-17

Mon, November 13, 2023 12:00 AM - Fri, November 17, 2023 12:00 AM at

GAW 2023 The Power of Place

The Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences is excited about our annual celebration of Geography Awareness Week. Established by a presidential proclamation more than 35 years ago, Geography Awareness Week is celebrated each third week of November. This 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. Check back often for updates and plan to join us for a variety of activities taking place across campus from November 13-17!

Monday | November 13 @3 PM | Pack the Porch for the 2023 MSU GEO Family Photo

Join us as we kick off Geography Awareness Week by packing the porch of the Geography Building for our 2023 MSU GEO Family Photo! We will gather in front of the GEO Building for the photo, followed by baked goods, beverages, and some friendly geography-focused banter in the GEO Lounge. All students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and supporters of MSU Geography are welcome! If you have an MSU GEO t-shirt, please be sure to wear it and show your Spartan Geography pride! More details...

Tuesday | November 14, 12-2 PM | Spotlighting Geography @ MSU

Stop by the MSU Union and help us celebrate Geography Awareness Week. Members of the MSU Geography Graduate Group (Triple G) will be on hand to shine a spotlight on Geography and the MSU Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences.

Tuesday | November 14, 5-9 PM | Triple G Trivia Night

Join the Geography Graduate Group (Triple G) for an evening of geography-related trivia, a 50/50 raffle, and other festivities in honor of Geography Awareness Week! This event will take place at HopCat in downtown East Lansing. The time is TBD. Please check back soon for more details.

Tuesday | November 14 @6 PM  | MSU Geography Club Trivia Scavenger Hunt

Save the date and plan to join the MSU Geography Club as they celebrate Geography Awareness Week with a fun and challenging Geography Trivia Scavenger Hunt on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in the Geography Building. More details...

Wednesday | November 15 | MSU GIS Day

The MSU GIS Day Conference is an all-day event held in the MSU Main Library on November 15th hosted by the MSUGIS Users Group. We welcome anyone with an interest in GIS from across MSU and the community to join us for a day of talks and discussion. If you want to attend the conference please use these registration links: Online streaming only  In Person 

GAW 2023 Rescuing the Rougarou

Thursday | November 16 @7 PM | Rescuing the Rougarou: Preserving Culture in a Changing Climate

Join us for a special spotlight event featuring Cajun folklorist and environmental activist Jonathan Foret to take place on the evening of Thursday, November 16, 2023, at the Broad Business College Complex (N130) on the campus of Michigan State University. More details...

Friday | November 17 @3 PM | Triple G Colloquium | Gretchen Keppel-Aleks

Please save the date for the final Triple G Colloquium of the fall semester when the MSU Geography Graduate Group welcomes Dr. Gretchen Keppel-Aleks. Dr. Keppel-Aleks is an Associate Professor in the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. More details...