University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Geography

Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week is an annual celebration of geography and the important role it plays in our lives. Founded by presidential proclamation in 1987, Geography Awareness Week is observed during the third week of November each year.

Past Geography Awareness Week information GAW photo

Geography Awareness Week 2017: November 12–18

Geography Awareness Week photo UVM Geography logo

Guest Speakers and Events for 2017 include:

Monday 13 November, 2017

  • 1:10-2:00pm: “The environmental envelope of fires in the Colombian Caribbean” Dr. Natalia Hoyos Botero. Lafayette 300. Visiting Fulbright Scholar with UVM Geography, Fall 2017

Wednesday 15 November, 2017

National GIS Day

  • 10:00am-2:00pm: Table in Old Mill Annex Atrium. Information & more. Hosted by current GEOG majors!

Thursday 16 November, 2017

  • 1:15pm– 2:30pm: Student Poster Presentation and Reception: Historical Geographies of Childhood (GEOG 170/HST170), John Dewey Lounge, Refreshments served. Click here for more information

Friday 17 November, 2017

  • 1:10pm– 2:00pm: From Unraveling Rivers to Resilient Cities: A Geographer’s Journey, Lindsay Jordan Willson (UVM ’13), Lafayette 300

For additional information about this week please visit: AAG Geography Awareness or go to: National Geographic Geography Awareness

Previous activities include:

For more information about UVM's Geography Awareness Week activities and department outreach, please contact Claire Robinson-White, Dept Administrator, email: or Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, PhD, Professor, Geography Department Chair, e-mail:

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