About National Geography Awareness Week
Geography Awareness Week, initiated in 1987 by the National
Geographic Society's Geography
Education Program, is an annual celebration to promote geographic
literacy. Geography Awareness Week occurs in every November
with a new theme selected each year.
Geography Week at the Museum
celebration of National Geography Awareness Week, the National
Air and Space Museum holds public programs and demonstrations
designed to promote interest in geography. The "Geography
From Space" contest is held annually along with other activities
and demonstrations that vary from year to year. All activities
are free and open to the public. Please check the Calendar of Events for upcoming event information.
Geography Week Online
A new “Geography From Space” online contest is held each year during National Geography Awareness Week. Online participants have the chance to win a prize. Contestants must identify geographic locations based on a satellite image and a short clue. After the contest is over, answers are posted online.
Geography Resources from
the National Air and Space Museum:
for Earth and Planetary Studies Home Page
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