Geography and Environmental Club Hike: Chippewa Nature Center

Hike, Learn, Make Friends, Eat Pizza
 Open to majors, minors, faculty, or anyone interested in the outdoors
 Saturday, October 27, 2018
 3pm, Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S. Badour Rd. Midland, Michigan
 Attend the club meeting at 7:15pm on Thursday, October 25th in Dow 270 for details 
 Hike the Chippewa Nature Center, a protected natural area near Midland, MI, encompassing over 1,300 acres of forest, rivers and wetlands

Spatial Thinking and GIS: Essential for Education, Essential for Planet Earth

Dr. Joseph Kerski, ESRI
 Friday, November 16, 2018
 12pm in Dow 270, free and open to the public, refreshments and snacks served
 Joseph Kerski is a geographer who believes in the importance of spatial thinking and geotechnologies in teaching, learning, and research. He serves as instructor at the University of Denver and as Education Manager for Esri. Prior to joining Esri, he served for 17 years as Geographer and Cartographer at the US Geological Survey, and for 5 years as Geographer at the US Census Bureau and at NOAA. He has taught as adjunct instructor of Geographic Information Systems at Sinte Gleska University on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, in K-12 schools, and in on-line MOOCs and other courses. Joseph holds three degrees in Geography, so you might say he is rather enthusiastic about studying maps, biomes, population, landforms, neighborhood change, and related topics. His latest book is Interpreting Our World: 100 Discoveries that Revolutionized Geography, and others include Tribal GIS, Spatial Mathematics, GIS and Public Domain Data, International GIS Education in Secondary Schools, and The Essentials of the Environment.