DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 251
October 10, 2008
Patricia I. Wright
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Geography Awareness Week: November 16-22, 2008
We would like to call your attention to the
celebration of Geography Awareness Week.
This year it will be held the week of November 16-22, 2008. Every year since 1987, when legislation
was signed establishing the third week in November as Geography Awareness Week,
the National Geographic Society has promoted the importance of geography to the
public and to schools throughout the
Information about Geography Awareness
Week is found in Geography Action!, National Geographic's annual conservation and
awareness program. In fall 2008, Geography Action! will
continue its journey around the world, with a focus on the natural, cultural, and
historic treasures of The Americas.
Discover the diversity of the countries and continents
For more information, contact Sheryl Hasegawa, program manager, Education Outreach, National
Geographic Society Education and Children's Programs, Geography Action!, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Dr. Beverly Thurston, coordinator of history
and social sciences and international education, Office of Middle and
High School Instruction, by e-mail at Beverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.gov
or by phone at(804) 225-2893.