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MEDIA ADVISORY: Unique Geography of Missouri is Topic of MU Geography Awareness Week Presentation

November 12th, 2011

Story Contact: MU News Bureau, 573-882-6211,

WHAT: A nationally recognized storyteller will discuss Missouri’s unique geography and history as the kick-off event to Geography Awareness Week at the University of Missouri.

Larry Brown, associate professor of geography in the MU College of Arts and Science, will present “Journey of Discovery: My Neighborhood, 2011 C.E.,” as an overview of Missouri geography with a mid-Missouri emphasis. Brown will discuss Missouri’s environmental diversity, how settlements impacted Missouri culture, current geographic issues and the future of Missouri geography.

National Geography Week is promoted by the Missouri Geographical Alliance, which partners with the National Geographic Education Foundation to develop and promote opportunities, resources and materials for geography educators.  The theme for the 2011 Geography Awareness Week is “Geography: The Adventure in Your Community.”   For more information, visit the Missouri Geographical Alliance at

WHO: Larry Brown, associate professor of geography, member of the Missouri Geographic Alliance and board member of the National Storytelling Network.

WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at 10 a.m.
University of Missouri
Stewart Hall, Room 100.
For a map, click here: Map
Parking is available in the University Avenue parking garage.

NOTE: The event is open to the public.