Thursday, 16 October 2014

2014 Annual Geography & Spatial Sciences Conference | UTAS

Contact: Elaine Stratford, UTAS-Geography & Spatial Science
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Date: 25-26 November     Registrations close Wed 19 November
Location: Sandy Bay

Intended Audience: Geography and science teachers

The Geography and Spatial Sciences Annual Conference is a celebration of the internationally-leading research within and across the fields of Geography and Spatial Sciences, School of Land and Food, University of Tasmania.

We are tackling some of the world's most significant problems, relating to environmental sustainability, understanding the effects of climate change, management of wilderness regions, food security and the social and cultural importance of space and place.

The conference organisers warmly invite interested colleagues and teachers to join with our research community to discuss recent findings and learn the impact our research is having globally, nationally and locally.

The conference is a focal point of our discipline for 2014, bringing together our PhD students, adjunct researchers, postdoctoral researchers and academic staff in the one place to share ideas over two days with each other, members of the community, and other professionals.

Teachers may be especially interested in a walking workshop that introduces a sustainability trail developed at the Sandy Bay campus, and which is designed as a DIY activity for schools. The 60-90 minute workshop will be run by Nel Smith and Jenny Newton at 4pm on the first day of the conference.

Teachers may also like to know about the Professional Honours and Graduate Certificate in Geographical Education. Please contact Elaine Stratford for further details.

Venue: University of Tasmania Geography Building | Sandy Bay Campus