Celebrate Geography and "The Future of Food" November 16th through the 22nd in 2014. See how National Geographic Society is focusing on food all year round, check out a new suite of resources all about geography as a field and discipline, and even more tips and tools to plan your own GeoWeek celebrations!
Read more about the history and purpose behind Geography Awareness Week.
Looking for even more resources? Check out the Geography Awareness Week Archive for material dating back all the way to 2000!
Where are some of the world’s staple crops grown? Explore the world through food data with new map themes, data, and tools for customizing your map.
The Planet Food interactive aggregates the contents of your meal to generate a map showing the global footprint your plate makes before it even gets to your plate, and puts you in charge of the world wide journey a bar of chocolate will take before it gets to you.
This Geography Awareness Week, gather your friends, family, coworkers, and everyone in between to help you celebrate! Use these downloadable and customizable files during Geography Awareness Week to show your love for Geography and/or promote your event.
Event Planning How-to: Instructions from gathering your planning team to sending thank-you cards, with event ideas big and small.
How to Meet with Local Representatives: A guide for planning a trip to visit local elected officials who should be supporting better geography education.
How to Use Social Media: Tips for how and when to use each platform, and suggestions for what to post.
How to Engage Your Local Media: Get back to basics with our suggestions for leveraging your local print, radio, and television media.
2014 Sample Letter to the Editor: Tell your area papers how important you think geography and geography education are and why with this fill-in-the blank template.
2014 Proclamation: Ask you local leaders to officially proclaim Geography Awareness Week as important to your community/ county/ state, etc. Just make sure to fill in the right blanks!
GIS Day falls on the Wednesday of Geography Awareness Week every year. Go to GISDay.com for free materials, a map of events taking place near you, and ideas for planning your own event. You can even register your event and receive free supplies to give away!
Read fascinating geography-related stories, photos, maps, and perspectives from adventurous communities around the globe!
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Find some GeoWeek pinspiration all year-round with ideas from globe cakes to wall murals.
More geography is more awesome.
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee. This contest, for students in Grades 4-8, is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Do you have what it takes? Test your geographic knowledge with this entertaining and challenging app.