Student podcasters take on big cat conservation

This week is Explorers Week, when National Geographic brings together some of the most interesting scientists and explorers making a difference in the world today.

In honor of the occasion, the Education team challenged a group of local teachers to design an end-of-year project focusing on one of National Geographic’s 2016 Emerging Explorers. We’ll be sharing their class’ stories all week on the Education Blog.

: Michael Martini

Emerging Explorer Studied: Thandiwe Mweetwa

Grade Level: 6

School: Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, DC

Michael on his class’ project:

My students researched about our explorer, Thandiwe Mweetwa, and were really inspired by her story. We recorded her a podcast episode and published it on our school podcast feed.

Click here to listen to Michael’s class’ podcast!


Here’s just a taste of what you’ll get if you listen:

Dear Thandiwe: I’m inspired by how easily you adjusted to living in a completely different place and how it has become what your life is devoted to. It is important to save lions because they serve a very crucial role in the balance of ecosystems.


Want more Explorers Week brain food? Join us here or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for our Explorers Week 2016, June 13-17. It’s an exciting opportunity to connect with National Geographic scientists, conservationists, and storytellers. Learn about their latest discoveries and adventures, participate virtually in inspiring presentations, and join the important conversation about how we can all make a difference in our world.

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