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Explorer magazine announces second annual Women in Science issue

A conservationist who protects elephants harmed by Mozambique’s civil war. A geoarchaeologist who conducts underwater excavations in the Mediterranean, looking for evidence of past tsunamis. An ecologist who works to save sea turtles in Central America by outwitting egg poachers. What do these people have in common? All are women. National Geographic Explorer magazine returns with its second annual Women in Science issue, sharing the … Continue reading Explorer magazine announces second annual Women in Science issue

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Educator Spotlight: Examining the Impact of Keystone Species

Wendy Threatt’s fourth-grade class learned about keystone species extinction by conducting research, hosting a guest speaker, and watching a video about a wildlife photographer. Students demonstrated their learning by creating keystone arches to identify connections between animals in an ecosystem. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Examining the Impact of Keystone Species

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Meet the Team: The Navigators

During the 2018-19 school year, teams of middle schoolers tackled the problem of plastic pollution in our waterways with the National Geographic GeoChallenge. First-place teams from sixteen regional competitions traveled to the 2019 Geo Championships in Washington, D.C. in May 2019. This blog series introduces you to each of those teams in their own words.* Registration for the 2019-2020 #NatGeoChallenge is open! Register at NatGeoEd.org/GeoChallenge. Meet … Continue reading Meet the Team: The Navigators

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Meet the Team: The Pioneers

During the 2018-19 school year, teams of middle schoolers tackled the problem of plastic pollution in our waterways with the National Geographic GeoChallenge. First-place teams from sixteen regional competitions traveled to the 2019 Geo Championships in Washington, D.C. in May 2019. This blog series introduces you to each of those teams in their own words.* Registration for the 2019-2020 #NatGeoChallenge is open! Register at NatGeoEd.org/GeoChallenge. Meet … Continue reading Meet the Team: The Pioneers

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Meet the Team: The Bayou Protectors

During the 2018-19 school year, teams of middle schoolers tackled the problem of plastic pollution in our waterways with the National Geographic GeoChallenge. First-place teams from sixteen regional competitions traveled to the 2019 Geo Championships in Washington, D.C. in May 2019. This blog series introduces you to each of those teams in their own words.* Registration for the 2019-2020 #NatGeoChallenge opens soon! Learn more at NatGeoEd.org/GeoChallenge. … Continue reading Meet the Team: The Bayou Protectors

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Strategy Share: Empowering Students Through Connections with Explorers

Our Strategy Share series features innovative ideas, projects, and approaches from our community of educators. This post was written by educator Kimi Waite. It’s recess. Several small and curious faces peek around the corner from the kindergarten playground and look toward my classroom door where I’m standing with a special guest. A student in my class shouts, “HE’S HERE! HE’S HERE! OH MY GOD, HE’S … Continue reading Strategy Share: Empowering Students Through Connections with Explorers

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Meet the Team: The Plastic Peeps

During the 2018-19 school year, teams of middle schoolers tackled the problem of plastic pollution in our waterways with the National Geographic GeoChallenge. First-place teams from sixteen regional competitions traveled to the 2019 Geo Championships in Washington, D.C. in May 2019. This blog series introduces you to each of those teams in their own words.* Registration for next year’s #NatGeoChallenge opens in August at NatGeoEd.org/GeoChallenge. … Continue reading Meet the Team: The Plastic Peeps

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Educator Spotlight: Designing Sustainable Cities

Reggie Vasquez challenged his fifth-graders to design a future city incorporating sustainable and alternative energy sources. Students used the inquiry process and education technology, such as green screen, virtual reality, and mapping tools, to create public service announcements explaining their sustainable cities. What inspired you to create a National Geographic Educator Certification project focused on designing sustainable cities? My young children, my students, my passion … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Designing Sustainable Cities

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Meet the 2019 Geo Champions!

Registration for next year’s National Geographic GeoBee and National Geographic GeoChallenge will open in August. The 2019 Geo Championships mark the culmination of the 2018-2019 National Geographic GeoBee and National Geographic GeoChallenge student competitions. This event is part of National Geographic’s mission to teach students about the world and how it works, with the goal of empowering the next generation of geographers, scientists, conservationists and … Continue reading Meet the 2019 Geo Champions!

Championing geographic knowledge at your school

Registering your school to participate in the National Geographic GeoBee isn’t the only way to inspire your students to learn about the world. Want to keep the geo-enthusiasm going all year long? Here are some tips to help bring geography to life at your school. Start a geo club Provide a space for geo-minded students to gather during recess or after school to talk about … Continue reading Championing geographic knowledge at your school

It’s #NatGeoBee Season!

Back to school is an exciting time for the National Geographic Education team with new resources and professional development courses launching. There’s a particular buzz around campus because back to school also means a new season of the National Geographic GeoBee.  Every year, 2.5 million students across the United States participate in the GeoBee. The academic competition challenges students with questions covering geography, world civilizations, … Continue reading It’s #NatGeoBee Season!