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Geography Study Abroad Event: Tue, March 25

The Department of Geography is hosting a gathering for our students to share about their recent study abroad experiences in places like India, Iceland, Ireland, Spain, and Sweden. The event will be held this Tuesday, March 25th, from 7:30-8:30pm in Nobel 105. Refreshments will be provided. Encourage fellow majors and friends to attend…it’s a great […]


Film: The Square showing on March 18

The Department of Geography invites you to a showing of “The Square,” an Academy Award-nominated documentary following the on-going Egyptian Revolution that began in 2011. Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 – 9:15pm Wallenburg Auditorium, Nobel Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College Free and open to the public.  


Upcoming Geography Dept. Talk: The future of mapping technology and what it means for society

In celebration of the new GIS minor at Gustavus, the Department of Geography is excited to announce an upcoming talk by Dr. Steve Manson, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota: “Geographic Information Science: Maps, Society, and Technology.” Friday, March 7, at 3:30pm in Olin Hall 103, Gustavus Adolphus College Steven Manson is […]


Arb Soup and Sandwich Seminar – Dr. Anna Versluis, Geography Department: Geo-engineering: Can we engineer our way out of climate change?

In the search for solutions to climate change concerns, Geo-engineering (also called “climate engineering”) has recently emerged as a potential solution (seeding the oceans with iron, for example).  Following a brief background on earth systems and climate change, we’ll talk about various proposals for geo-engineered solutions to climate change challenges, and look at what modern […]


How to compost with redworms

When I lived in a small apartment in southern California, I composted my kitchen scraps in a box of red worms. It really works! Check out the informative redworm composting program offered at the Gustavus Arb this Saturday: Composting with Redworms Saturday, December 7th, 10am Linnaeus Arboretum, Gustavus Adolphus College Got worms?    Did you know […]


Gustavus Students and Faculty Join National Solidarity Fast for Climate Action

Gustavus Students and Faculty Join National Solidarity Fast for Climate Action What: Solidarity Fast for Climate Action When: THIS FRIDAY, November 22, sun up to sun down Who: YOU, GAC students and faculty, and students at 65 other campuses across the nation! Yeb Saño, the lead delegate from the Philippines at the UN Climate Change […]


American Indian Activist to Speak at Gustavus

Clyde Bellecourt, Native American civil rights leader and co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM), will speak at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 in Alumni Hall. Bellecourt’s lecture is titled “The American Indian Movement: Past, Present, and Future,” and is free and open to the public. Bellecourt was born on the […]


Geocaching in the Arb: This Saturday

Introduction to Geocaching will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Linnaeus Arboretum, Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. GPS Geocaching is like a fun, technology-based outdoor treasure hunt. If you’ve never tried geocaching before, this is your chance. We’ll have several GPS units on-hand you can borrow and we’ll teach you […]


Upcoming Talk: Nature as Understood through Indigenous Wisdom and Scientific Knowledge

Robin Wall Kimmerer presents Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 7:00 pm, Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum, Gustavus Adolphus College As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, […]


45th Annual South Dakota State Geography Convention Announced

The South Dakota State Geography Convention is the longest running student organized and sponsored annual meeting in the United States.  The convention will be held on the campus of South Dakota State University on March 20-21, 2014. The convention has no registration fees, so we would love to have many students attend as this is […]