Mission:Explore - Geography Awareness Week
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 discovering the adventure in your own community! Challenge friends, classmates, and family members to complete missions and earn badges in photography, storytelling, mapping, and taking action. Attached to this blog is this year's poster for your classroom or bedroom wall to inspire you and then get started!
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. Download and print the PDF version below that contains the missions in the form of a fun activity booklet. Also below is an educator's guide to the missions.
Click here if you would like to download these files directly from the National Geographic Education website.