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.
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?
Glocal listening. Click here and discover international 'local' radio. Where is the most distant/interesting place you can tune in to? Is their music played on any of your local radio stations?
Design a machine that can cook food by harvesting wind, rain and solar power.
Identify a problem that faces young people in your area: homelessness, kids without school supplies, lack of playgrounds or another issue.
Create a maze that can’t be seen because it winds through your neighborhood. Create a map for your friends to use to find their way through the maze, and if someone manages to complete it without...
Follow this link and follow a ship for five days. Where does it go? What’s it distributing? What can you find out about it?
Embed this mission on your website or blog using the html code below
Challenger id = 2