Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week

The mission of National Geographic Education is to teach people how to care for the planet, its resources, and its inhabitants

Geography Awareness Week

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.

Rewards

Photographer BadgeMapping BadgeStory-teller BadgeTake action! BadgeFreshwater ExplorerWeb MakerEdible InterdependenceSummer Camp Geographer

Mission list

Anywhere mission

Don't walk

Explore a place and discover something new without walking. 

Points: 50 Mapping Badge by: Geography Awareness Week
Anywhere mission

Explore like a frog

Go swimming. Move through the water like a fish, a crab, a frog, a whale and a squid. 

Points: 50 Freshwater Explorer by: Geography Awareness Week
Anywhere mission

Flash dance!

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!

Points: 50 Freshwater Explorer by: Geography Awareness Week
Anywhere mission

Flower power

Plant some beautiful flowers or start a community garden to make a neglected place more beautiful. 

Points: 50 Take action! Badge by: Geography Awareness Week
Anywhere mission

Ghost wood

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? 

Points: 50 Mapping Badge by: Geography Awareness Week
Anywhere mission

Glocal Listening

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?

Points: 50 Web Maker by: Geography Awareness Week
Anywhere mission

Harvest the elements

Design a machine that can cook food by harvesting wind, rain and solar power. 

Points: 50 Edible Interdependence by: Geography Awareness Week
Anywhere mission

ID a problem

Identify a problem that faces young people in your area: homelessness, kids without school supplies, lack of playgrounds or another issue. 

Points: 50 Take action! Badge by: Geography Awareness Week
Anywhere mission

Invisible maze

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...

Points: 50 Mapping Badge by: Geography Awareness Week
Anywhere mission

Keep a Ship's Log

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?

Points: 50 Web Maker by: Geography Awareness Week

Mission Locations

Location mission
You will need to visit this place
Regional mission
You may be able to do this where you are
Anywhere mission
Do this mission nearly anywhere
Mission cluster
A group of missions

Extras

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