Geography Awareness Week

November 16-22, 2014


The Gustavus Geography Department is sponsoring the following events:


  • Trivia at Patrick’s!  Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7:00pm with Geography-related trivia questions.

  • Ice Core Paleoclimatology: Studying Earth's climate history using information locked in glacial ice - talk by Dr. Paolo Gabrielli, Principal Investigator, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Ohio State University (via video-conference) – Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 12:30-1:30pm  Location: Olin Hall, Room 103
  • Where does your cafeteria food come from?  Friday, Nov. 21 all day at the Gustavus Marketplace.

  • Lecture on “Paleoecology Using Phytolith Analysis.”  Friday, Nov. 21 from 9:00 – 9:50 am in Nobel Hall, room 105.  The talk will be given by Dr. M. Blinnikov, St. Cloud State University.

  • Discussion on “Current Affairs in Russia & the Ukraine” with Dr. M. Blinnikov, St. Cloud State University  Friday, Nov. 21 from 2:30 – 3:30pm in the Heritage Room in the Jackson Campus Center.

  • Geocaching in the Arb.  Saturday, Nov. 22 at 1:00 - 3:00pm at the Melva Lind Interpretive Center / Linneaus Arboretum on the Gustavus campus. Cider and snacks will be provided.

These events are free and open to the public. 



Archive: Past Geography Awareness Week events

Geography Raffle


Checking your ecological footprint on our earth. Link to Footprint Calculator.

Daily Tips - i.e. Consider Earth as Art.

Desert Patterns