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.
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?
Spend 5 days living on a budget of just $1.25 or £1.00 a day.
Explore from a bug’s-eye view. Take photos of a place close-up to make a tiny place look like a whole new world or ecosystem. Can you find the hidden jungle in your backyard or playground?
Find someone on the other side of the planet to finish off an Earth Sandwich by clicking here.
Use yarn to create "web art" in a public place by stringing yarn between trees or posts in an interconnected web. You could think of a theme (trade, people, emotions) and hang pictures or words...
Ask some people who have moved to your local area the story of why they moved there.
Where in the world aren’t your recipes from?
Try to identify the oldest thing (it could be a person!) in your neighborhood. Start a campaign to have it protected forever.
Can you ‘notice’ three things that you’ve never observed before within a 5 minute walk of your home?
Using only words you can find on signs in your community, tell a story about it. Include yourself in the story.
Write a play that can only be performed in a specific place.
Embed this mission on your website or blog using the html code below
Challenger id = 2