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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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Meet the Team: Pollution Solutions

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: Pollution Solutions

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Meet the Team: Plastic Police

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: Plastic Police

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Meet the Team: Team Opportunity

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: Team Opportunity

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Association of School Librarians recognizes NatGeoEd.org as a Best Website for Teaching & Learning

National Geographic’s NatGeoEd.org, a resource for K-12 educators, has been recognized as one of the 2019 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).  Established in 1951 as a division of the American Library Association (ALA), AASL is the only professional organization in the country for the school library community. The organization carries a mission of empowering leaders to … Continue reading Association of School Librarians recognizes NatGeoEd.org as a Best Website for Teaching & Learning

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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 Team: No SACS in the Ocean

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: No SACS in the Ocean

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Meet the Team: Team Stickers

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: Team Stickers

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Celebrating World Cultures Over the Summer

Our Strategy Share series features innovative ideas, projects, and approaches from inside and outside our community of educators. The following post was written by National Geographic Certified Educator Julie Yeros, an elementary educator from Denver, Colorado. Hi! I’m Julie Yeros, an elementary educator and creator of Globe Trottin’ Kids—a global learning website for students and educators. While my home base is in the beautiful state … Continue reading Celebrating World Cultures Over the Summer

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Educator Spotlight: Protecting Our Prairies

Kathrina O’Connell led a cross-curricular project focusing on the human impact on prairie life. Her sixth-grade students collaborated with each other and with field experts to research conservation and maintenance of land, focusing on a part of their local prairie in northwestern Minnesota. They learned to hand-harvest, scarify, and plant seeds to support the growth of prairie grass. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Protecting Our Prairies

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Meet the Team: Kids Against Pollution

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: Kids Against Pollution

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News from Nat Geo: Everest Expedition Breaks Record

Did you catch the announcement on Thursday? From April to June 2019, an international team of scientists, climbers and storytellers, led by the National Geographic Society and Tribhuvan University and supported in partnership with Rolex, conducted a scientific expedition to Mount Everest, believed to be the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to the mountain in history. The multidisciplinary team installed the two highest weather stations … Continue reading News from Nat Geo: Everest Expedition Breaks Record

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Meet the Team: The Plastic Tacklers

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 Tacklers

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Strategy Share: Environmental Literacy and Connections with STEM Californians

Our Strategy Share series features innovative ideas, projects, and approaches from inside and outside our community of educators. This post was written by educator Kimi Waite. Read our Educator Spotlight on Kimi here. Hi to all the global citizens, explorers, and educators! In my previous post, I shared how I use National Geographic Young Explorer Magazine as a powerful tool to empower my students to make … Continue reading Strategy Share: Environmental Literacy and Connections with STEM Californians

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Educator Spotlight: Comparing Global Biomes

Kevin Rohn’s sixth-graders applied the scientific process to investigate and compare locations around the world. Each student used an interactive world biome map to select two locations, develop a question about them, and answer the question based on data from the map. Students then shared their findings by designing infographics. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Comparing Global Biomes

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Meet the Team: Team Marine

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: Team Marine

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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!

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Congratulations to the 2019 Geo Championships Finalists!

Tune into the 2019 Geo Championships Finals TOMORROW (5/22) from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. ET. The 2019 Geo Championships Semifinals were held today at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. The top three GeoBee students and the top three GeoChallenge teams advance to the final round held tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22, at 3:30 p.m. EST. Watch the 2019 Geo Championship finals live with your students. … Continue reading Congratulations to the 2019 Geo Championships Finalists!

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Meet the 2019 #NatGeoBee Top 10

Tune into the 2019 Geo Championships Semifinals TOMORROW (5/21) from 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. ET. Watch the finals on Wednesday (5/22) from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. ET. This morning, 54 state champions competed in the National Geographic GeoBee Preliminaries. Ten students are moving on to the 2019 Geo Championships Semifinals tomorrow, 5/21 from 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. ET. Tune in live with your students to … Continue reading Meet the 2019 #NatGeoBee Top 10

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Give Your Students a Subscription to Exploration with Explorer magazine!

I’ve found that Young Explorer magazine emphasizes to my learners that they are explorers. They see themselves in this identity, and the magazine allows them to tap into that mindset cross-curricularly. It also shows them diverse models of exploration as well as topics they may have not considered before. Continue reading Give Your Students a Subscription to Exploration with Explorer magazine!

Teens Win $15,000 National Geographic Explorer Award at 2019 Google Science Fair

Aman K A and A U Nachiketh from Karnataka state in India, were named winners of the National Geographic Explorer Award at the 2019 Google Science Fair competition in Mountain View, California, on Monday.  Google Science Fair is a global competition that inspires teens to solve real-world problems through the application of science, technology, engineering and math. This year’s 23 finalists worked on projects that … Continue reading Teens Win $15,000 National Geographic Explorer Award at 2019 Google Science Fair