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Geography Awareness Week Events

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For Educators Only
Image: movie poster for God Grew Tired of Us Movie Screening of God Grew Tired of Us
Educators, watch a free screening of God Grew Tired of Us. Newmarket Films presents this inspirational National Geographic Films/LBS Production about three young Sudanese men who—after 10 years wandering the African wilderness—fly to their new homes in the United States. Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, God Grew Tired of Us shows how these three astonishing "lost boys" triumph over insurmountable adversities, form a family, adjust to a new culture, and continue to work for those left behind.

See schedule for educator-only advance screenings during Geography Awareness Week (PDF).

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EVENTS BY DATE

November

Saturday, November 2
Educator Event

Africa in 3-D: Diversity, Demographics, and Discovery
Luce Hall at Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Email: hermanwoodard@sbcglobal.net

Friday, November 3
Educator Event

South Carolina Independent Schools Association Annual Conference
Summerville, South Carolina
Email: dstone@pinewoodprep.com

Monday, November 6
2006 Texas Alliance Statewide Poster Contest (Posters Due)
Texas State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, Texas
Email: geographylady@gmail.com

Friday, November 10
Continent of Africa Floor Map
Mercyhurst College
Erie, Pennsylvania
Email: egrode@mercyhurst.edu

Saturday, November 11
Geography Challenge for 8th Grade Students
Mercyhurst College
Erie, Pennsylvania
Email: egrode@mercyhurst.edu

Sunday, November 12
Family Geography Day

Maine Discovery Museum
Bangor, Maine
Email: burrellcyn@aol.com

Sunday, November 12
Sermon on Africa With "Lost Boys"

Wayside Presbyterian Church
Erie, Pennsylvania
Email: egrode@mercyhurst.edu

Sunday, November 12, to Saturday, November 18
Celebrating Africa in Vermont!
Neshobe School
Brandon, Vermont
Email: mpcassarino@hotmail.com

Sunday, November 12, to Saturday, November 18

DHS Knows Geography!
Duncanville High School
Duncanville, Texas
Email: rmanning_ag77@sbcglobal.net

Sunday, November 12, to Saturday, November 18
Celebrate Africa! Night
Des Moines, Washington
Email: mhoyer@stphil.com

Sunday, November 12, to Saturday, November 18
Geography Awareness Week at Media Centers
Kissimmee, St. Mary, Orlando, Bradenton, Winter Haven, Miami, and Tallahassee, Florida
Email: LAMSADL@aol.com

Monday, November 13
Celebrate Africa and My Wonderful World
Galleria Mall at Sunset
Henderson, Nevada
Email: butlervegas@msn.com

Monday, November 13 to Friday, November 17
Celebrate Africa!
Sterling, Illinois, and Dixon, Illinois
Email: glweatherwax@essex1.com

Tuesday, November 14
Family Geography Night
Cortney Middle School
Las Vegas, Nevada
Email: GEOMANLVNV@aol.com

Tuesday, November 14
Geography Action! Celebration
Neshobe School, 10 a.m.
Brandon, Vermont
Email: mpcassarino@hotmail.com

Wednesday, November 15
Special Celebrate Africa! Event to Follow Mysteries of the Nile IMAX Showing
Las Vegas, Nevada
Email: GEOMANLVNV@aol.com

Wednesday, November 15
GIS Day Celebration
Florida schools
Email: LAMSADL@aol.com

Thursday, November 16
African Celebration
Madras Elementary School, 6-7:30 p.m.
Madras, Oregon
Email: judyt@crestviewcable.com

Friday, November 17
St. Philomena School Geo-Bee
St. Philomena School
Des Moines, Washington
Email: mhoyer@stphil.com

Friday, November 17
Celebrate Africa!
Blatchley Middle School
Sitka, Alaska
Email: ahlgrenh@mail.ssd.k12.ak.us

Friday, November 17
Celebrate Geography Awareness Week
Kent State University Department of Geography
Kent, Ohio
Email: mchurch1@kent.edu

Friday, November 17, to Sunday, November 19
Busch Gardens and My Wonderful World "Celebrate Africa" Event
Busch Gardens
Tampa Bay, Florida
Email: Kiernan.doherty@mlspr.com

Saturday, November 18
Geography Fair
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Email: smk98@verizon.net

Saturday, November 18
Wyoming Geographic Alliance-Sponsored Poetry Contest Entries Due
University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming
Email: judykallal@bresnan.net

Sunday, November 19
Africa Celebration
Madras Elementary School
Madras, Oregon
Email: jsweeney@509j.net

Monday, November 20
First Survivor AfricaŚWe Survived Celebration
Everitt Middle School, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Email: nhahn@jeffco.k12.co.us

Tuesday, November 28
Statewide Poster Contest (Posters Due)
Indiana
Email: butlerm@bethelcollege.edu

December

Friday, December 1
Things I Never Knew About Africa! Poster Contest
Judged by the Geography Department at Keene State College, New Hampshire
Email: dotely@adelphia.net

February 2007

Africa Travel Trunks
East Baton Rouge, Livingston, and Ascension, Louisiana
Email: jwhitesell@ebrpss.k12.la.us

Saturday, February 24
Educator Event

South Carolina GeoFest
Columbia, South Carolina
Email: dstone@pinewoodprep.com

March 2007

Monday, March 19, and Tuesday, March 20
The 20th Annual Towson University Geographic Information Sciences Conference
Towson University
Baltimore, Maryland
Email: jmorgan@towson.edu

Monday, March 19, and Tuesday, March 20
Second Survivor AfricaŚWe Survived Celebration
Everitt Middle School, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Email: nhahn@jeffco.k12.co.us

May 2007

Monday, May 20
Third Survivor AfricaŚWe Survived Celebration
Everitt Middle School, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Email: nhahn@jeffco.k12.co.us

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EVENTS BY STATE

Alaska

Friday, November 17
Celebrate Africa!
Blatchley Middle School
Sitka, Alaska
Email: ahlgrenh@mail.ssd.k12.ak.us

Arizona

Saturday, October 28
Educator Event

GeoFest
Arizona State University-West
Phoenix, Arizona
Email: thutchinson@cocsd.k12.az.us

Arkansas

Friday, October 27
African Festival
Berryville, Arkansas
Email: jhagler@bobcat.k12.ar.us

California

Tuesday, October 10
Educator Event

Geography Action! Overview (Teacher In-Service)
Bettie Middle School
Highland, California
Email: sherry_walsh@redlands.k12.ca.us

Colorado

Wednesday, October 11, and Thursday, October 12
Take a Seat and Read
Everitt Middle School
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Email: nhahn@jeffco.k12.co.us

Monday, November 20
First Survivor AfricaŚWe Survived Celebration
Everitt Middle School, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Email: nhahn@jeffco.k12.co.us

Monday, March 19, and Tuesday, March 20
Second Survivor AfricaŚWe Survived Celebration
Everitt Middle School, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Email: nhahn@jeffco.k12.co.us

May 2007

Monday, May 20
Third Survivor AfricaŚWe Survived Celebration
Everitt Middle School, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Email: nhahn@jeffco.k12.co.us

Connecticut

Saturday, November 2
Educator Event

Africa in 3-D: Diversity, Demographics, and Discovery
Luce Hall at Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Email: hermanwoodard@sbcglobal.net

Florida

Sunday, November 12, to Saturday, November 18
Geography Awareness Week at Media Centers
Kissimmee, St. Mary, Orlando, Bradenton, Winter Haven, Miami, and Tallahassee, Florida
Email: LAMSADL@aol.com

Wednesday, November 15
GIS Day Celebration
Florida schools
Email: LAMSADL@aol.com

Friday, November 17, to Sunday, November 19
Busch Gardens and My Wonderful World "Celebrate Africa" Event
Busch Gardens
Tampa Bay, Florida
Email: Kiernan.doherty@mlspr.com

Kansas

Saturday, September 30
Educator Event

Kansas Geographic Alliance Fall Conference
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
Email: wshwallace@aol.com

Kentucky

Wednesday, September 27
Educator Event

Africa in 3-D Workshop
Kentucky Council for Teachers of Social Studies
Lexington, Kentucky
Email: janet.burks@bgreen.kyschools.us

Illinois

Friday, September 15
Educator Event
Illinois Geographic Alliance Fall Conference
Watterson Towers at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
Email: glweatherwax@essex1.com

Saturday, September 30
Educator Event

Amazing Africa! Teacher Workshop
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Field Museum
Chicago, Illinois
Email: glweatherwax@essex1.com

Monday, November 13 to Friday, November 17
Celebrate Africa!
Sterling, Illinois, and Dixon, Illinois
Email: glweatherwax@essex1.com

Indiana

Tuesday, October 10
Educator Event
Africa in 3-D Teacher Workshop
Indianapolis, Indiana
Email: butlerm@bethelcollege.edu

Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 14
Educator Event

Geofest—Celebrate Africa! Workshop
Clifty Falls State Park
Madison, Indiana
Email: butlerm@bethelcollege.edu

Tuesday, November 28
Statewide Poster Contest (Posters Due)
Indiana
Email: butlerm@bethelcollege.edu

Louisiana

Africa Travel Trunks
East Baton Rouge, Livingston, and Ascension, Louisiana
Email: jwhitesell@ebrpss.k12.la.us

Maine

Sunday, November 12
Family Geography Day

Maine Discovery Museum
Bangor, Maine
Email: burrellcyn@aol.com

Maryland

Monday, March 19, and Tuesday, March 20
The 20th Annual Towson University Geographic Information Sciences Conference
Towson University
Baltimore, Maryland
Email: jmorgan@towson.edu

Massachusetts

Saturday, November 18
Geography Fair
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Email: smk98@verizon.net

Wednesday, October 11
Educator Event

Geography Action! Presentation
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Email: smk98@verizon.net

Nevada

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Celebrate Africa and My Wonderful World
Galleria Mall at Sunset
Henderson, Nevada
Email: butlervegas@msn.com

Tuesday, November 14
Family Geography Night
Cortney Middle School
Las Vegas, Nevada
Email: GEOMANLVNV@aol.com

Wednesday, November 15
Special Celebrate Africa! Event to Follow Mysteries of the Nile IMAX Showing
Las Vegas, Nevada
Email: GEOMANLVNV@aol.com

New Hampshire

Saturday, October 28
Educator Event

Celebrate Africa! Educator Conference
Concord, New Hampshire
Email: dotely@adelphia.net

Friday, December 1
Things I Never Knew About Africa! Poster Contest
Judged by the Geography Department at Keene State College, New Hampshire
Email: dotely@adelphia.net

Ohio

Friday, November 17
Celebrate Geography Awareness Week
Kent State University Department of Geography
Kent, Ohio
Email: mchurch1@kent.edu

Oregon

Thursday, November 16
African Celebration
Madras Elementary School, 6-7:30 p.m.
Madras, Oregon
Email: judyt@crestviewcable.com

Sunday, November 19
Africa Celebration
Madras Elementary School
Madras, Oregon
Email: jsweeney@509j.net

Pennsylvania

Friday, November 10
Continent of Africa Floor Map
Mercyhurst College
Erie, Pennsylvania
Email: egrode@mercyhurst.edu

Saturday, November 11
Geography Challenge for 8th Grade Students
Mercyhurst College
Erie, Pennsylvania
Email: egrode@mercyhurst.edu

Sunday, November 12
Sermon on Africa With "Lost Boys"

Wayside Presbyterian Church
Erie, Pennsylvania
Email: egrode@mercyhurst.edu

South Carolina

Friday, November 3
Educator Event

South Carolina Independent Schools Association Annual Conference
Summerville, South Carolina
Email: dstone@pinewoodprep.com

Saturday, February 24
Educator Event

South Carolina GeoFest
Columbia, South Carolina
Email: dstone@pinewoodprep.com

Texas

Monday, November 6
2006 Texas Alliance Statewide Poster Contest (Posters Due)
Texas State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, Texas
Email: geographylady@gmail.com

Sunday, November 12, to Saturday, November 18
DHS Knows Geography!
Duncanville High School
Duncanville, Texas
Email: rmanning_ag77@sbcglobal.net

Vermont

Sunday, November 12, to Saturday, November 18
Celebrating Africa in Vermont!
Neshobe School
Brandon, Vermont
Email: mpcassarino@hotmail.com

Tuesday, November 14
Geography Action! Celebration
Neshobe School, 10 a.m.
Brandon, Vermont
Email: mpcassarino@hotmail.com

Washington

Saturday, October 14
Educator Event

Washington State's Council for Social Studies (WSCSS) Annual Fall Conference
Edmonds, Washington
Email: mhoyer@stphil.com

Sunday, November 12, to Saturday, November 18
Celebrate Africa! Night
Des Moines, Washington
Email: mhoyer@stphil.com

Friday, November 17
St. Philomena School Geo-Bee
St. Philomena School
Des Moines, Washington
Email: mhoyer@stphil.com

Wisconsin

Tuesday, September 5, to Monday, September 25
Africa Floor Map on Display
Fish Creek, Wisconsin, and Sussex, Wisconsin
Email: wattrh@hamiltondist.k12.wi.us

Wyoming

Saturday, November 18
Wyoming Geographic Alliance-Sponsored Poetry Contest Entries Due
University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming
Email: judykallal@bresnan.net

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Note: Neither the National Geographic Society nor My Wonderful World are responsible for the events listed above. National Geographic provides the list of events set forth above as a convenience, and nothing is to imply that National Geographic is involved with or makes any endorsement regarding those events and activities. National Geographic has no control over or responsibility for any content at these events or any loss suffered by an individual related to participation in the events or activities listed above.

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