Geography Awareness Week (GAW), celebrated every third week of November, is an awareness program focused on highlighting the importance of geo-literacy and geo-education. A new theme for each year is announced in midsummer accompanied by related online resources and activities, which are then available year-round.
Read more about the purpose and history of Geography Awareness Week here.
Celebrate and explore the power of parks November 13 - 19, 2016. Spatial thinking through maps is one of the most important skills that students can develop as they learn geography, Earth and environmental sciences, and so much more.
From November 15 - 21, 2015, hundreds of thousands of people celebrated Geography Awareness Week's 2015 Theme: Explore! The Power of Maps. Click on links below to learn more about the celebration.