Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Join Us for Geography Awareness Week at UNO

The University of New Orleans this week celebrates Geography Awareness Week, a national effort spearheaded by the National Geographic Society. National Geographic created Geography Awareness Week to raise awareness in American education and excite people about geography as both a discipline and as a part of everyday life.

Geography Week runs Nov. 17-21 at the University's Lakefront campus. The following activities at UNO are free and open to all

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Remote Sensing Laboratory Open House
Milneburg Hall 317 will be open from 1-3 p.m.

Did you know that the University has a Remote Sensing and GIS Declaration of Proficiency program, open to all students? It provides instruction in a number of areas involving cartography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing. Walk into the Computer Lab anytime during Geography Week's Monday session and see how satellite imagery and other remote sensing data can be used to document hazards and disasters. UNO Associate Professor of Geography Mahtab Lodhi, whose areas of interest include: remote sensing of water resources; remote sensing and GIS for land use / land cover monitoring, mapping and analysis; environmental monitoring and assessment using remote sensing and GIS, as well as geomorphology and sustainable development, will be on hand from to answer questions about remote sensing and demonstrate some of the capabilities of the lab's computer technology. All are welcome to visit and use the computers to try their hand at remote sensing.

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Join us at the Cove from 2-4 pm.

Geographic Information Systems are the newest of the mapping technologies available to us. A number of government agencies and businesses will visit campus to demonstrate projects that use GIS.  UNO Geography Alumni have organized this event for our students to see what kinds of careers can come from a strong GIS background.

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Campus Bird Walk
Meet at the Katrina Memorial on the west side of Milneburg Hall at 1 p.m.

Nationally recognized bird expert, Professor Peter Yaukey will take students around campus showing you the variety of birds that utilize our part of the city. Yaukey's geographical specialty is biogeography and students are expected to bring "lots of ecosystem and bird behavior questions because he loves them!" said anthropology instructor Juana Ibanez. Participants should bring binoculars and comfortable walking shoes. The walk is expected to last an hour.


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