Geography Awareness Week

November 12, 2010

The Department of Geography is hosting their 8th annual Geography Awareness Week November 15-18 on campus in promotion of geographic education in schools and surrounding communities. The theme of this year’s activities is Freshwater and will include a viewing of a documentary series, a guest speaker presentation and a weeklong student poster exhibit.

Monday, November 15, 5:00-7:00pm, Liberal Arts4, Room 108
Film: Cadillac Desert: Mulholland’s Dream
Revealing the facts behind the fiction of Chinatown, Mulholland’s Dream tells the story of William Mulholland, who secretly purchased water rights to the Owens River, then built an aqueduct to “deliver” it to Los Angeles.

Tuesday, November 16, 5:00-7:00pm, Liberal Arts4, Room 108
Film: The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?
Viewers will learn how land use planning affects the water needs of cities in the Southwest and how relentless drought and record low precipitation have depleted water levels on vital sources such as Lake Powell, Lake Mead, the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta system, the Rio Grande and the Colorado River.

Wednesday, November 17, 2:00-3:15pm, Liberal Arts4, Room 100
Guest Speaker: Dr. David Hornbeck, Emeritus from CSUN
How to Make Money with Geography: An Informal Conversation

Wednesday, November 17, 3:15-5:00pm, Liberal Arts4, Room 100
Geography Open House
Visit the Department of Geography to learn about the program and to meet students, faculty and staff.

Wednesday, November 17, 5:00-7:00pm, Liberal Arts4, Room 100
Film: Flow: For Love of Water
Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. ‘Flow’ confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.

Thursday, November 18, 5:00-7:00pm, Liberal Arts4, room 108
Film: Journey to the Planet Earth: Rivers of Destiny
This film examines the health of four of the world’s river systems — the Mississippi, the Amazon, the Jordan and the Mekong.