On my way to work this morning I was walking merrily to the
beat of some glorious eighties tunes, per my typical Tuesday, when suddenly I
came upon a giant Geography Awareness Week banner hanging from the National
While it might be obvious to all those passing by the corner
of 17th and M streets in Washington D.C., for the rest of you out there:
Be sure to mark your calendars for Geography Awareness Week, November 16th -22nd.
This year, My Wonderful World is celebrating online and “in
the field” across the nation. We’ve launched
a new website with daily
activities highlighting five essential themes of geography: human geography/cultures, physical geography/environments,
geotechnologies, global hotspots, and careers.
Students, teachers, parents, and the everyday geo-lover can
take interactive tours of polar regions, coral reefs, and growing world cities
with Google Earth, play fun games, hear stories from young people living and
working abroad, and even lend their voices to a global climate pledge. Make sure
to keep up to date with the latest action here on the blog as well. We’ll be
posting several times each day of the week, featuring guest bloggers from the UN
Foundation and ESRI (to name
a few), and highlighting comments and photos from our Facebook group (join now
if you’re not yet a member).
Get excited and keep coming back for more Geography
Awareness Week updates!
–Your Friends of the My Wonderful World Staff