Did you know that this week is National Geographic's Geography Awareness Week? NG is challenging you to gain a better understanding of your own community through studying it's geography! Kids are encouraged to form teams of friends and family to explore their own neighborhood with NG's 'Mission: Explore' guidelines. Using the guidelines, team members will develop and improve geography skills: storytelling, photography, mapping and becoming involved.
So get out there with your team to develop a better understanding of the your own community and the world at large. Every mission completed will earn you and your team points towards badges in the geography skill set.
GAWeek was established by Presidential proclamation in the United States in 1987 and is organized by National Geographic Education Programs (NGEP). Each year more than 100,000 people actively participate in GAWeek through activities, events, lessons, games, and challenges. Download a print version of the missions in the form of a fun activity booklet or visit the 'Mission: Explore' website using the link below.