Five Ways of Looking at a Mars Lesson

Human fascination with Mars has lasted for millenia, and continues to deepen in light of the landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars’ surface in February of this year after a 300 million mile, 7 month journey. The idea of Martians who inhabit the Red Planet has captured our imaginations for a long time and now, because of the human ingenuity and technology behind Perseverance, … Continue reading Five Ways of Looking at a Mars Lesson

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Let the Data Speak for Itself

This post was written by educator Lauren Niemann. I teach in Louisville, KY, which has one of the fastest growing urban heat island effects in the country, and this environmental impact does not impact our residents equally. Due to the inequities around us, I believe it is important to give students the opportunity to evaluate data and personal accounts from residents and uncover patterns of … Continue reading Let the Data Speak for Itself

How I Went From Fearing the Ocean to Protecting It

This post was written by #GenGeo community member Prashant Mohesh. Growing up in Mauritius, I loved to explore nature. Behind my house there is a mountain named Le Pouce, whose forest and trails I spent a lot of time wandering as a kid. However, my instinct for exploration stopped at the water’s edge. Even though Mauritius is an island country surrounded by the Indian Ocean, … Continue reading How I Went From Fearing the Ocean to Protecting It

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Agency and Inquiry: How I Built a Unit on Exploration for My Students

Educator Edgar Filipe wrote this post. As a designer by training, I like to give students tools they can use to answer questions and solve problems. One of the greatest tools all people have is our innate curiosity and creativity. So, when I had the opportunity to help develop a unit for third graders at the international school where I work in Switzerland, I knew … Continue reading Agency and Inquiry: How I Built a Unit on Exploration for My Students

Strategy Share: Inspiring Action During Out of School Time

Join us this Spring for a series of free webinars to learn from National Geographic Education Fellow Willie Buford and other experts on how you can safely conduct a BioBlitz and incorporate Social Emotional Learning strategies in afterschool and Out-of-School time programming. A BioBlitz is a great way to connect with nature while social distancing, and can be done individually or in groups, outside or … Continue reading Strategy Share: Inspiring Action During Out of School Time