Geography Awareness Week (GAWeek) is an annual public awareness program that encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the interconnectedness of our world.
Celebrate GAWeek this year by declaring your interdependence! Challenge friends, classmates, and family members to complete missions and earn badges exploring geography and the ways in which you're connected to everything around you.
GAWeek was established by Presidential proclamation in the United States in 1987 and is organized by National Geographic Education Programs (NGEP). Each year more than 100,000 people actively participate in GAWeek through activities, events, lessons, games, and challenges.
Photograph evidence of where a non-native plant or animal has invaded a local ecosystem. Produce a ‘spotter’s guide’ to these invasive species.
Explore a local stream, river or lake looking for trash and animals. How many birds, mammals, fish and reptiles do you find for every piece of human waste?
Explore your local stores and coffee shops. Which ones have the most sustainable products? Reward those that are good with a certificate and ask your local paper to list them.
Go guerrilla and change a place with plants.
Turn a digital camera into a satellite. Hover it above the ground and take a picture of the view below.
Buy ingredients for a meal from your local farmer’s market.
Photograph or sketch everything you can find that is part of the water cycle.
Turn your food waste into a dish for some soil.
Write a story about a real or imagined journey going from the source of a river to its mouth.
Walk (or drive or cycle) between one neighborhood and the next. When do you know that you’ve definitely moved from one to the other?
Explore a place and discover something new without walking.
Go swimming. Move through the water like a fish, a crab, a frog, a whale and a squid.
Create a mashed-up and cross cultural dance routine that reveals how water is important to different people across the world. Flash perform your dance somewhere people would least expect it!
Plant some beautiful flowers or start a community garden to make a neglected place more beautiful.
They say that the suburbs are areas where “they chop down trees and then name streets after them.” Can you find the hidden trees in your own suburban or inner city area?
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