I was recently invited to participate in planning events for Geography Awareness Week. I'm really excited about this opportunity for several reasons. First, the OpenStreetMap community has a lot to offer in terms of mapping as an activity. We have many excellent technologists, a superb platform, a community that spans the globe, -all of which we can offer in support of promoting geographic awareness and education.
Secondly, this is a chance for a more formal collaboration between the OpenStreetMap community and National Geographic (NGS), Association of American Geographers (AAG), and the National Council of Geographic Educators (NCGE) and help them incorporate OpenStreetMap into their programs.
Please visit the Geography Awareness Week page for complete information.
And consider signing up on the wiki page to sponsor an event.