NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY AWARENESS WEEK 2000
"Here Today, Here Tomorrow- A Geographic Focus on Conservation"
The national Geographic Society will be focusing on conservation for the next five years. The GAW has been chosen as the kick-off event for this new emphasis. This year's activities are developed around four themes:
Activities for students and teachers can be found at the GAW web site sponsored by National Geographic
November 15 is the second annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day
This special day is designed to promote and encourage careers in this field. More information is available at
http://toltec.lib.utk.edu/~tngic/ and http://www.gisday.com.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY AWARENESS WEEK
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) DAY
November 19, 1999
November 14-20 has been designated as Geography Awareness Week. The purpose of this occasion is to focus national attention on the importance of geography in preparing American citizens for the future in a world increasingly interconnected and interdependent. An addition to this year's GAW will be GIS Day, to be held November 19, 1999. GIS Day will be a global event in which users of GIS technology open their doors to schools, businesses, and the general public to show-case real-world applications of this exciting technology that uses geography. GIS is used around the world to help solve problems in such areas as environmental protection, pollution, health care, land use, natural resources, conservation, business efficiency, education, and social inequities. GIS, a new and important technology, provides a unifying framework for analyzing and understanding the world around us. GIS Day will become an integral part of the educational achievements that stem from Geography Awareness Week. This year's theme is :
GEOGRAPHY & TECHNOLOGY:
THINK THE WORLD OF YOUR COMMUNITY
The Harris Middle School social studies department will plan several activities and events during this week. More information about the wonderful world of geography is available from the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY and http://www.gisday.com.
For sponsor information and other resources for students, parents, businesses, and teachers please visit the following sites:
Ask Jeeves for Kids
The Physical World
United States Neighborhood Maps
Census Data Maps
Bird Habitat Maps
Real Estate Maps
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