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 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?
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?
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?
Plant some beautiful flowers or start a community garden to make a neglected place more beautiful.
Tell Congress to support the Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act. Take action today at SpeakUpforGeography.org. Send a letter to each of your representatives then spread the message through...
Estimate the size of your ecological footprint. How long does it take you to walk from its center to its edge?
Photograph or sketch everything you can find that is part of the water cycle.
Write a story about a real or imagined journey going from the source of a river to its mouth.
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!
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