Colorado Geographic Alliance

Geography Awareness Week 2016Geography 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.

Geography Awareness Week 2016: November 13-19
Keep an eye on the COGA Facebook Page for an announcement on the 2016 Geography Awareness Week Theme!

Geography Awareness Week 2015 Theme: Explore! The Power of Maps!
From November 15 - 21, 2015, hundreds of thousands of people celebrated Geography Awareness Week's 2015 Theme: Explore! The Power of Maps.  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.  Click on links below to learn more about the celebration.

Geography Awareness Week 2014 Theme: The Future of Food


Geography Awareness Week 2013 Theme: The New Age of Exploration


Geography Awareness Week 2012 Theme: Declare Your Interdependence


Geography Awareness Week 2011 Theme:The Adventure in Your Community

  • What were Coloradans doing during Geography Awareness Week 2011? See this slide show to learn how they were thinking spatially.

Geography Awareness Week 2010 Theme: Freshwater


 
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