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Geography Awareness Week

About Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week is an annual celebration of geography and the important role it plays in our lives. Founded by presidential proclamation in 1987, Geography Awareness Week is observed during the third week of November each year.


Geography Awareness Week 2016: November 13–19

This year's theme is "Explore the Power of Parks." The AAG, National Geographic Education, the National Council for Geographic Education, Esri, and OpenStreetMap are joining forces to make this the best Geography Awareness Week yet! 

Whether you're just beginning to get involved or you're a long-time supporter, there are a number of additional resources and ideas available online to support your Geography Awareness Week activities. Check out the AAG's Outreach and Educational Resources in the left-hand navigation pane or click on the links below to start exploring!


The AAG #GAWChat on Nov. 17 was a Success!

Geography Awareness WeekA variety of geographers shared their knowledge, answered questions and helped others discover the vastness of the discipline during a Twitter chat on Nov. 17, 2016. Folks joined in by following @theAAG and used #GAWChat when tweeting.

See the Archived Discussion


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