GEOGRAPHY AWARENESS WEEK November 15–19, 2021
GeoWeek (Geography Awareness Week) takes place on the third week in November each year. The purpose of GeoWeek is to highlight the importance of geographical knowledge for understanding the world around us and addressing contemporary social, political and environmental issues. We encouraged geographers of all ages from across island to share their GeoWeek activities on social media using @geogsocire and #GeoWeek2021 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the GSI’s launch of the Bursary Awards during GeoWeek 2021, schools, societies and departments across the country engaged in activities to celebrate and raise awareness about the discipline. Maynooth Geographers, celebrated the work of female physical geographers on their ‘Eye on the World’ blog which included posts from Dr Lisa Orme, Dr Catriona Duffy, Dr Clare Noone, Dr Samantha Hallam, Dr Levke Caesar and Dr Stephanie Keogh. Other activities included field work (UCD) and social media campaigns which involved geographical puns (Maynooth Geography Society) and quotes (UCD). Schools around the country engaged in poster and photography competitions, treasure hunts, and constructing models to explain various geographical processes. For more see here.