National 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
In 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.