Geography Awareness Week – 2022

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

Welcome to Geography Awareness Week 2022. Join the UCA Geography Department, Geography Club, and Gamma Theta Upsilon for a celebration of Geography and GIS. See the schedule below for details of specific events and be sure to check out our social media throughout the week (links below) for Geography trivia and the 2022 edition of our Google Earth Scavenger Hunt.

Schedule of Events 

  • Monday, November 14:
    • 3-4:30pm, Lewis Science Center 101The Geographers of UCA
      • Not sure what a ‘Geographer’ actually does? Meet some of the Geography faculty at UCA and hear them discuss the spatial questions they find most fascinating.
  • Tuesday, November 15:
    • 12noon-3pm, Student Center Courtyard – Global Expo 2022 
      • Members of the Geography Club will represent UCA Geography during the Global Expo ’22 as part of International Education Week at UCA, an annual event that coincides with Geography Awareness Week. Come see how Geography helps connect UCA to the rest of the world!
  • Wednesday, November 16: GIS Day
    • 2-4pm, Lewis Science Center 112 – Humanitarian Mapathon: Global Engagement and Community Service through Geographic Information Systems
      • Come learn how GIS can be used to support disaster relief efforts around the globe and why understanding how geospatial data are organized can be beneficial regardless of your major or career. We will be using OpenStreetMap—through their volunteer outreach arm, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team—to contribute to important mapping projects that will help areas recovering from natural disasters. NO PRIOR GIS KNOWLEDGE IS REQUIRED!!!
  • Thursday, November 17:
    • 1:40-2:30pm, Lewis Science Center 101 – Career Opportunities in Geography & Environmental Science
      • Join a panel of former UCA students to hear about their experiences at UCA and finding careers after graduation. Alumni with careers in urban & regional planning, economic development, GIS

Faculty and student research posters will be on display in the front hallways of Lewis as well as the temporarily-displaced Geospatial & Environmental Applications Research (GEAR) Lab in Lewis 112.

Check out our Social Media feeds throughout the week for Geography & Environment-related trivia and facts, including our Google Earth Scavenger Hunt at 9am, 2pm, and 6pm each day.

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

Make sure you stay in touch after Geography Awareness Week as UCA Geography will be rolling out more events and announcements throughout the remainder of the 2022-2023 academic year.

For more information, contact the department at