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Fairmont State University: Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day: Home


Welcome to Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day at Fairmont State University! Fairmont State University is an officially registered event site for National Geographic's Geography Awareness Week and International GIS Day.

The Geography students at Fairmont State University (Introduction to Geography-001, Introduction to Geography-002, Introduction to Geography-003, and Geography of North America) have worked all semester towards creating a Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day! community experience. 

The Geography Department and Geography Students at Fairmont State thanks the many organizations and individuals who have contributed to this 2nd annual public celebration of Geography.  

Geography Awareness and GIS Day Virtual Events

Schedule of events for November 15-21, 2020
  Event with Link  

GIS Day List of Events with GIS Lounge Includes map with Fairmont State University and other WV Events


Geography Bee Kahoot! Quiz created by Fairmont State University Students 

The link lets assign the quiz


WV Earth Day Kahoot! Quiz created by Fairmont State University Students

The link lets assign the quiz



WV Events 

WV Department of Education invites you to celebrate with the WV Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day StoryMap (Erika Klose,  WVDE STEM, GIS and Computer Science Coordinator) 

WV Department of Transportation invites you to a morning session, listening to presentations and answering fun trivia questions (the top five winners each will get a prize). If you are interested, please register online at or email Sevin Eldridge at to sign up before the EOB Friday,  11/13/2020.




National and International Events

U.S. Census Geography Awareness Week

Open Street Map Geography Awareness Week

National Geographic Geography Awareness Week Activities


URISA GIS Day Celebration



GIS Day - Home | Facebook

The story of GIS Day

This is not just an event. It's a global movement. This day brings universities, government agencies, schools, nonprofits, and GIS professionals together to build knowledge of GIS in their communities and create understanding about the world we live in.

GIS DAY 2020: Discovering the World through GIS (A StoryMap by Esri)

WV GIS: An Inspiration

Listen to an interview with Erika Klose, WV Department of Education, published in Directions Magazine. Be inspired by Erika's story!

Advancing the Boundaries of Education and Science through Technology




Learn more about our footprint using the Human Reach: Atlas the most detailed atlas of human activity.


The image that made us see the world and geography differently. NASA photo of Earth during the Apollo 10 mission in 1969. 

Geography in all its facets is a major way that human's experience awe.

According to UC Berkeley's study of the emerging science of awe, the ultimate awe elicitor is one that few of us will be able to experience except through photos and video; the view of Earth from space.

Please watch this short video of Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot using the famous NASA photo Earthrise.

What is something that has caused you to experience awe?    




Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week:
November 15-21, 2020

Geoliteracy has never been more vital.


Help us celebrate the rich knowledge and practice of geography during #GeoWeek2020, to ensure that more people know their world--and can act on what they know.

About 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. 


Here are a few ways you can participate: