Geography Awareness Week 2023

November 12-18

Geography: INspired by YOUR Place

What is PLACE to you? How do you identify your PLACE? Place includes human and physical characteristics of a location: culture, architecture, cemeteries, languages, demographics, rivers, wetlands, weather, soils and so MUCH MORE!
IN GAW 2023 Design a Postcard Contest
1. Include an illustration that represents the 2023 GAW theme: Geography: INspired by YOUR Place
Students demonstrate their geographic perspectives by sharing something interesting about your PLACE (community/county/city/state): history/historic sites, current event, indoors, outdoors, places to visit, data/statistics visual, maps, green spaces, libraries, fire stations, cultural events, safe places, animals and plants, bike trails and many other possibilities using the provided template.

2. Provide a 1 to 3 sentence description for the illustration in the space provided and/or on another sheet of paper.

3. The postcards will be judged on the quality of the work and how well the illustration (and description) convey the theme.

1. Use all of the space in the box on the template.
2. The illustration can be either horizontal or vertical.
3. Write the student’s name, school, school’s address, grade, and teacher’s name and email in the space provided.
4. Do not fold the entries. Submit to the address below. Multiple entries can be submitted in the same envelope.

Postmark no later than January 26, 2024.

GAW 2023-Postcard Contest-Template Guidelines (DOCX)
GAW 2023-Postcard Contest-Template Guidelines (PDF)
IN GAW 2023 Resources and Ideas…
GIS Day 2023 – November 15, 2023
What is GIS? A geographic information system (GIS) is a special system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data. GIS connects data to a map, integrating location data (where things are) with all types of descriptive information (what things are like there). This provides a foundation for mapping and analysis that is used in science and almost every industry. GIS helps users understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context. The benefits include improved communication and efficiency as well as better management and decision making. (ESRI)
Who uses GIS? Everyone! GIS maps do more than display and analyze data—they also tell powerful stories.
How does GIS work?
History of GIS,
GIS Careers and MORE
GIS Resources and Ideas …