Geo Club to host annual GeoQuiz night

Nov. 16, 2015

Abbie Stillman
astillma@uccs.edu

Students fascinated with reading maps may want to check out the annual GeoQuiz Night.

The geography club is hosting the fourth annual GeoQuiz night on Nov. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Clyde’s. The theme for GeoQuiz will be map exploration. The club hosts the event in hopes of getting the community involved in geography.

“The GeoQuiz is meant to bring people together. It is open to the public and there is no registration, no paperwork and no fee. Just show up and have fun,” said Jesse Miller, senior geography and environmental studies major.

Students and faculty are asked to come up with 40-45 questions for the quiz.

Alex Sinchak, junior geography and environmental studies major, will read the questions and ask participants to write their answers down. She randomly selects entries from a hat and the winner is the first person to get the answer right.

The winner will be awarded a prize, consisting of globes, maps and anything the club can gather from donations.

Sinchak said she hopes a lot of people will show up for the event.

“It should be lot of fun and a good chance to discuss future events that we would like to do.”

The geography club discusses physical geography, rock formation and human geography, which covers social, political, demographical and digital aspects.

The club also takes trips to learn more about geography and to hear from professors and fellow students about research and results on certain geographical topics.

They attended the regional Association of American Geographers conference in Kearney, Neb. Oct. 2-3.

The club participated in field trips to geographically-themed areas and toured Lake McConaughy, the largest lake in Nebraska.

The rest of the conference consisted of 15-20 minute presentations by faculty from different universities and undergraduate or graduate students of their research.

The club is free and any student can join. Interested students can visit their Mountain Lion Connect page at Geography and Environmental Studies Club and their Facebook page at UCCS Geo Club.