We are pleased to announce an exciting professional development opportunity for both this upcoming Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 16-22) and GIS Day (Nov 19). This year’s Geography Awareness Week has the theme of “The Future of Food.” Given that the global population predictions have recently been revised upward to reach 11 billion, the geography of food becomes all the more critical. We will have speakers and presenters sharing a variety of perspectives on the geography of food, local food issues, GIS, Google Earth resources, and other topics to celebrate Geography Awareness Week. We’ll have a big announcement about Rhode Island lesson plans, some pizza to munch on, and as a special bonus for Geography Awareness Week, the Alliance would like to donate a class set of reversible world maps (see below) for all Alliance members who attend this event. Come join us and reserve your class set of maps! RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title “GAWeek event.”
WHEN: Nov. 19th, 4pm.
WHERE: RIC, Whipple Hall rooms 105 and 106 (Directions)