Geography Awareness Week 2009 is fast approaching [Nov.15 –
21]! This year’s theme is “Get Lost in Mapping: Find Your Place in the
World,” and My Wonderful World is celebrating by hosting our first annual
Those of you who have been following along the last couple of years will know that we’ve been steadily amping up our Geography Awareness Week blogging efforts. In 2008, we featured 15 guest bloggers and 22 blog posts, and we’re looking to increase those numbers this year.
So, if you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to join the conversation on all things geographic, now’s your chance!
This is our official call for submissions.
If you are a geographer, cartographer, techie, teacher, mom, student,
geo-enthusiast or anyone who’s ever had an interesting thought about
geography…we want to hear from you!
While this year’s theme
focuses on mapping, we’ll let you decide what geographic topic to write
about: Offer an opinion on a current event or policy issue. Share a
lesson plan or field activity. Get creative and write a poem or design
a work of art. Show how geography connects to popular culture or
everyday life. Whatever!
Here’s how to participate:
1. Notify Sarah Jane of your interest (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, October 23, 2009.
2. Sarah Jane will work with individuals to schedule dates and topics.
During Geography Awareness Week, write one or more blog entries related
to geography. Post them on your own blog with the GAWeek logo and
tagline (we’ll give them to you, of course), or, if you don’t have your
own blog, send assets to us for posting on the My Wonderful World blog.
Each day, we’ll include a digest of short excerpts from all the
Geography Awareness Week blog posts across the web, along with links to
the full entries.
So email Sarah Jane today and start brainstorming for Geography Awareness Week 2009!
Get lost in bogging: Find your voice on the web
Sarah Jane for My Wonderful World