The week-long event is a joint effort among various organizations seeking to promote and foster geographic learning. This year there is a special focus on Asia. Geography events and programing focusing on this part of the world will be sponsored by The Asia Society, The Smithsonian, Google Earth and ESRI. A good place to go for information about the week’s activities is National Geographic’s My Wonderful World. Google also has a page dedicated to exploring Asia.
Geography Awareness Week also includes GIS Day on November 14, a celebration honoring geographic information systems and the positive impacts of GIS technology around the world. Over 700 events are scheduled in over 70 countries.