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Missouri Giant Traveling Map visits MWSU

9 February 2018, Comments: Comments Off on Missouri Giant Traveling Map visits MWSU

Students and parents can learn more about the geography of Missouri when Missouri Western State University hosts the Missouri Giant Traveling Map in the Enright Community Rooms, Spratt Hall rooms 214-216, on Friday, Feb. 16. The map, measuring 17 feet by 21 feet, will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon. There is no admission charge.

“This is a great opportunity for kids to learn about the state around them on what is otherwise a day off from school,” said Dr. Dawn Drake, associate professor of geography. Many area schools, including the St. Joseph School District, are closed on Feb. 16 for professional development.

The map is made to be walked on while wearing clean socks. It will be staffed by education majors with prepared lessons to lead students on a geographic adventure of Missouri.

For more information, or to reserve a time if you would like to bring a group of 10 or more, contact Dr. Drake at or 816-271-4161.

The Missouri Giant Traveling Map is provided by National Geographic and the Missouri Geographic Alliance with support from Missouri Western’s Department of History and Geography, Department of Education and Western Institute. Learn more about the map at

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