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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 more than 25 years ago, Geography Awareness Week is observed during the third week of November each year.

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Geography Awareness Week 2013: November 17-23

This year's theme is "Geography and the New Age of Exploration." The AAG, National Geographic Education, the National Council for Geographic Education, and Esri are joining forces to make 2013 the best Geography Awareness Week yet! Click here for general information about our collaboration.

Be sure to join us for the first-ever GeoWeek Tweet-Up on Tuesday, November 19, from 8:00-9:00 pm Eastern! Follow #geotweet to participate in the discussion on Twitter.

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!


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