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Fairmont State University's GIS & Geography Awareness Week: GeoEnrichment

A Student-Led Project of the GIS Lab and Geographic Information Science (GIS) Minor housed in the College of Liberal Arts

Geo-literacy Enriches Life

Geo-enrichment is a fun way for students and families to apply what they are learning, build their portfolio, and learn more about how geography relates to their interests outside of class. Types of Geo-enrichment include geo-reflections, Citizen Science, Crowd-sourcing, Open Mapping, and other Geography in action. 

Think like a Geographer: Geo-reflections and your Geographic Lens

Geo-reflections are an experiential Geography technique used to explore and understand your place in the world through a Geographic lens. Attend an event (virtually), take a trip, watch a movie or tv show, take a walk outside, hang out (virtually) with friends or family. Reflect on how it relates to Geography.

The purpose is similar to Smith's book which tells you "To document and observe the world around you as if you’ve never seen it before."  Keri Smith's "How to be an Explorer of the World" which the Geography Awareness Week 2019 Geography classes donated to the Fairmont State University Library.