Geography Week Events: November 16-22

Posted on November 19th, 2014 by

geoweekCelebrate Geography Week, November 16-22, with these events sponsored by the Department of Geography. Everyone welcome!

Trivia at Patrick’s: See if your Geography professors know any useful trivia about geography.  .  .

Tue, Nov 18, 7:00pm

Patrick’s Bar and Restaurant

125 S 3rd St., Saint Peter, MN

Ice core paleoclimatology: Studying Earth’s climate history using information locked in glacial ice

Wed, Nov 19, 12:30-1:20pm

Talk by Dr. Paolo Gabrielli, Principal Investigator, Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University (via video-conference)

Olin 103

Where does your caf food come from? Maps and signs will illustrate where today’s caf food is sourced from.

Fri, Nov 21, all day

Gustavus Marketplace

Paleoecology using plant microfossils: What can we learn about past environments of North America through silica phytolith analysis?

Fri, Nov 21, 9:00-9:50am

Talk by Dr. M. Blinnikov, St. Cloud State University

Nobel Hall 105

What’s up with Russia? Political ecology and escalating conflict in eastern Europe.

  • What events led to the current crisis in Ukraine?
  • What domestic issues the Russian government faced that precipitated Crimea annexation?
  • How ecological issues in Russia and Ukraine are surprisingly inter-connected to the developing conflict between the two, and also between Russia and the western world.
  • What Putin truly thinks about the world and why you should care!

Fri, Nov 21, 2:30-3:30pm

Discussion with Dr. M. Blinnikov, St. Cloud State

Heritage Room, Jackson Campus Center 215

Geocaching in the Arb: A Campus Treasure Hunt

Prizes from River Rock Coffee Shop, hot cider, and cookies!

Sat, Nov 22, 1:00-3:00pm

Melva Lind Interpretive Center

Linnaeus Arboretum


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