National Geographic's Giant Map returns to KSU Oct. 5

Public invited to walk across South America  When the National Geographic’s Giant Map of…

Georgia (Sep 15, 2010)Public invited to walk across South America

 When the National Geographic’s Giant Map of South America stops at Kennesaw State Oct. 5, travel buffs and geography enthusiasts will be able to scale the Andes, wind along the Amazon, step into the Brazilian rain forest and visit the ancient city of Machu Picchu, all in the time it takes to walk across the room.

 The Georgia Geographic Alliance, in conjunction with KSU’s Department of Geography and Anthropology, is once again hosting the Giant Map project, which features a 26 feet by 35 feet map that visitors can walk onto in sock feet as well as educational activities and learning tools.   
The map is available to K-12 and university classes by reservation and open to the public at all other times. It will be on display in the Social Sciences Atrium through Nov. 11. To make reservations, click on the information link.


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