Geographic Awareness Week (GAW) 

Each year, over 100,000 Americans actively participate in Geography Awareness Week.  Established by Presidential proclamation over 25 years ago, this annual public awareness program organized by National Geographic Education Programs (NGEP) encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the interconnectedness of our world.  

 2013 - GAW! Events
"Geography: The New Age of Exploration!" 

This year's theme explores the idea that we are all connected to the rest of the world through the decisions we make on a daily basis.


World Song Of the Day Contest:  Nov. 17th - 23rd
Start your day with music. Each day lyrics will be posted on the Geosciences at FHSU Facebook page. Take your best guess. Fist person to guess correctly each day will be entered in a prize drawing.


Where in the World is This Road?: Nov. 17th - 23rd
Continuing from Earth Science Week by popular demand. An online quiz to see how good you are at observing clues and how much you know about the world.


 FHSU Geosciences Essay Contest:  Nov. 18th - 30th
Stop by the Geosciences Department Office, Tomanek Hall 233, for complete details.
Entry information and form for High School Juniors and Seniors: GAW High School Essay Contest
Entry information and form for FHSU Students: GAW Essay Contest for FHSU Students


Travelogue Series: Monday, November 18th                     Tomanek Hal 225
3:30 - 4:30          "20 years of Arctic Science" by Dr. John Heinrichs, Geosciences.
Presentation will include both historic and present day exploration and science investigations in the Arctic circle.


"I Spy from the Sky" Imagery Quiz: Tuesday, November 19th
11:00 - 2:00          FHSU Memorial Union. Stop by and check our your world knowledge.

GIS DAY: Wednesday, November 20th     (For more information visit the GIS Day webpage)

9:30 - 11:30 Who uses GIS?                                                                        Tomanek Hall, 121

11:30 - 1:30 Kansas Emergency Response GIS Vehicle Presentations & Tours

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (Lunch provided for speakers &  attendees)        Tomanek Hall, 217

1:30 - 3:00 Why is GIS Important?                                                             Memorial Union, Stouffer Lounge

3:00 - 4:00 Hands-on Seminar                                                                   Forsyth Library, Room 116

3:00 - 5:00 Unmanned Aerial System Demonstration                           Memorial Union, Ballroom


Exploring Where You Are: Thursday, November 21st

7:00 - 9:00           Space & Earth Hutchinson Exploration Field Trip

                              RSVP required, space limited. Field trip to Cosmosphere & Salt Mines.
                              Attendees will pay own admission and meals. Transportation provided.               


 9:00 - 7:00           Geocaching

                               To participate in the full event sign-in at the Geosciences Department Office, TH 233 and pick up
                               the instructions and clue sheet. Clue for the first cache will also be posted online at 9AM.


10:00 - 5:00         Exploring Geography and Other Literature

                               Stop by the Geosciences Department, 2nd floor Tomanek Hall to pick up free books on many
                               topics donated from the shelves of faculty & staff.


GeoGather: Friday, November 22nd

12:30 - 1:30         GeoGather: Come listen to fables from yesterday and places far away.
                               This week our GeoGather is also to celebrate Thanksgiving and announce prize winners from
                               events during Earth Science Week and Geography Awareness Week. You are welcome to bring
                               a side dish to share during our community meal.


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