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Fairmont State University GeoSavvy Guide: Home


Welcome! The GeoSavvy Guide is a way to celebrate geography awareness all year long.

Join Fairmont State University as we celebrate the rich knowledge and practice of geography. We are dedicated to spreading geo-literacy and showcasing the real-world applications of Geography and Geospatial (GIS).

Along with our hub and guide, our university serves as an official participant in several events throughout the year. We organize events to celebrate geography throughout the year, both online and in person. These events bring together experts, enthusiasts, and learners to celebrate occasions from January (Big Backyard Bird Count) to November (GeoWeek and International GIS Day) to everything in between, such as Citizen Science Month and Earth Day.

We sincerely thank everyone who has contributed to the ongoing celebration of geospatial literacy. We celebrate geography every semester with the help of students, project teams, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.








Read the original Geography Awareness Week (November 1987) proclamation presented during the first National Geographic Geography Awareness Week.

A Proclamation

For generations, comprehension of world and national geography has been considered essential to the education of Americans. Yet today, in an interdependent world where knowledge of other lands and cultures is increasingly important, studies show that Americans need more geographical knowledge. Citizens, especially young people, should be fully acquainted with our country and our neighbors around the globe and aware of geography's expanding study of the oceans and the universe; the increasing wealth of knowledge provided by research in the disciplines that support geography; and geography's physiographic, historical, social, economic, and political aspects. 


Geography and Geospatial MeetUp 

Geographic Information Science Minor and West Virginia Association of Geospatial Professionals (WVAGP)

 April 5th and 12th 2024 - GeoNight International Night of Geography events online 

Earth Day 2024 events in WV and our Earth Day Scavenger Hunt and more... 

(4/24) at 12:30 - 1:20 pm in the COLA Geospatial Lab in Room 308 Hardway Hall.

CTL Session on Integrating Geospatial and Geography into your Classroom using an Augmented Spatial Touch Table 

Check out our February COLA Connect Newsletter for information on upcoming events, scholarships, news, and more... 

Internships Open Now

Federal Career Pathways (most)

ESRI 1 Week Assistantships

USGIF Scholarship Season (including high school)

MAXAR Internship Program

NASA Develop Scholarship



2024 Citizen Science and Earth Day 

Check out our events for Earth Day 2024 

We are ready for International Citizen Science Month and Earth Day 2024. Check out our events! 

Student-led Citizen Science Month project (created 2023)- A Year of CitizenScience Calendar


Planning for Geography Awareness Week 2024 has already started. Want to get involved? 

About Us

Find out more about Fairmont State University

Interested in a Geographic Information Science Minor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences.

Want to get involved with the Campus & Community Geospatial Lab (CCGL) in the College of Liberal Arts (COLA). 

Are you spatial? Join the West Virginia Association of Geospatial Professionals (WVAGP) or our student chapter.