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2018 GPRM-AAG Annual Meeting

Field Trips and Workshops - Friday, October 5

Attendees of the 2018 for the Meeting of the Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Division of the American Association of Geographers have the opportunity to participate in field trips and workshops scheduled for Friday, October 5.  The cost for these events are not included in the conference registration.  Interested participants must register and pay for their selected trip through the conference registration and payment site.

Chasing Geography and History along the Kaw River Valley

This field trip will visit communities within the Kansas (Kaw) River valley and examine changes in population and culture over time. Lunch is not included in the trip.  Please plan to begin the trip after lunch on your own.

  • Host:  Dr. Jeffrey S. Smith (Kansas State University)
  • Duration:  1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Recommended:  Sturdy walking shoes, seasonal jacket, and water bottle
  • Cost:  $20.00

The Konza Prairie Biological Station and Kansas Flint Hills

This field trip will visit the nearby Konza Prairie Biological Station, a NSF-funded Long-term Ecological Research site, for discussion of current research and views of the tallgrass prairie and Kansas Flint Hills.  Lunch is not included in the trip.  Please plan to begin the trip after lunch on your own

  • Host:  Dr. Kendra K. McLauchlan (Kansas State University)
  • Duration:  1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Recommended:  Sturdy walking shoes, seasonal jacket, long pants, and water bottle
  • Cost:  $35.00

Introduction to R Programming for Visualization

R is a popular and useful language and environment for statistical computing and graphics that has become an increasingly important component of a geographer’s research toolkit.  In the hands of a skilled researcher, R can be used to perform a broad (and growing) range of analysis, data manipulation, spatial analysis, and visualization tasks.  This introductory workshop is designed for those who want to learn how to use R independently with an emphasis on data manipulation and graphing for exploratory data analysis and visualization.  Lunch is not included in the workshop.  Please plan to begin the session after lunch on your own.

  • Instructor:  Dr. Shawn Hutchinson (Kansas State University)
  • Duration:  1:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Recommended:  Be prepared to take notes and bring a USB drive to store data and R scripts used and developed in our session.
  • Cost:  Free!