UAF celebrates Geography Awareness Week

 

Britta Schroeder leads an activity at GeoFest 2012. The Nov. 23 event will have lots of fun, geography-focused activities, games and prizes for children.

Britta Schroeder leads an activity at GeoFest 2012. The Nov. 23 event will have lots of fun, geography-focused activities, games and prizes for children.

Nancy Tarnai
907-474-5042
11/14/13

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will host the fourth annual GeoFest Nov. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wood Center.

This celebration is a free, family-oriented time for hands-on activities centered on geography. It is part of Geography Awareness Week, Nov. 17-23, a national opportunity to recognize the importance of geography education and to promote geo-literacy. This year’s theme, “Geography and the New Age of Exploration,” shares how geography enables everyone to be intrepid explorers in their own way.

The event is hosted by the geography department at UAF’s School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, UAF’s Scenarios for Alaska and Arctic Planning and the Alaska Geography Alliance. For more information, contact Katie Kennedy, education and outreach coordinator for the geography program at UAF, 907-474-6121 or cmkennedy@alaska.edu. Visit education.nationalgeographic.com for Geography Awareness Week information.

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