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Geography Awareness Week – 2020

UCA’s Geography Awareness Week & GIS Day Celebrations are here!!

Global pandemics can’t keep Geography down. Actually, geography matters now more than ever. Join the UCA Geography Department, Geography Club, and Gamma Theta Upsilon for a celebration of Geography and GIS. UCA Geography is proud to provide access to links to events hosted by the American Association of Geographers, ESRI, and the Arkansas GIS Users Forum. Be sure to check out our social media throughout the week (links below) for Geography trivia and the 2020 edition of our Google Earth Scavenger Hunt.

Schedule of Events 

  • Monday, November 16:


  • Tuesday, November 17:
    • Southwest AAG Annual Meeting (Virtual) – Day 1
      • 9am – Opening session
      • 11am – Panel Session: “Perceptions of Geography”
      • 1pm – Undergraduate Paper competition (featuring UCA’s own Willow Harper)
      • 3pm – Undergraduate Poster competition
      • 5pm – Tuesday Keynote: “The AAG and You”
      • More information at:

    • Southwest AAG Annual Meeting (Virtual) – Day 2
      • 9am – Graduate Student Research I
      • 11am – Graduate Student Research II & Geography III
      • 1pm – AAG Workshop: Getting the Word Out about Geography & Graduate Student Research III
      • 3pm – Geography IV (featuring our newest faculty member, Dr. Yaqian He) & Poster sessions
      • 5pm – Plenary Speaker: “Undeniable Power and Transformation”
      • More information at:
  • Thursday, November 19:
    • Southwest AAG Annual Meeting (Virtual) – Day 3
      • 9am – Film & Media Geographies I
      • 11am – Film & Media Geographies II
      • 1pm – Graduate School Roundtable
      • 3pm – Business Meeting & Awards Announcements
      • More information at:

Check out our Social Media feeds throughout the week for Geography & Environment-related trivia and facts.

UCA Geography on Twitter
UCA Geography on Instagram
UCA Geography on Facebook
UCA Geography Club on Instagram

For more information, contact the department at