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.
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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!
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?
Go swimming. Move through the water like a fish, a crab, a frog, a whale and a squid.
Go guerrilla and change a place with plants.
Buy ingredients for a meal from your local farmer’s market.
Design a machine that can cook food by harvesting wind, rain and solar power.
Where in the world aren’t your recipes from?
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?
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...
At sunset in your location find a webcam that is just before dawn in its location. Enjoy your dinner as you watch sunrise there and the sunset where you are.
Click here to see if you can spot buoys moving in response to recent earthquakes (which you can check out by clicking here).
Embed this mission on your website or blog using the html code below
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