10 Ways to Take Your Classroom Outside!

Outdoor Classroom Day is May 18!  Get ready with these great ideas from Nat Geo Educators! 1. Gardening Becky Collins, a teacher at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, created a gardening program for her kindergarten students, teaching them about where food comes from and how it’s grown. Through this project, Becky has convinced her pickiest eaters to try broccoli, and in the process she has … Continue reading 10 Ways to Take Your Classroom Outside!

Get Started with #Kiteography

Welcome to the first episode of Geo#, a web series dedicated to sharing the work of National Geographic and inviting you to take part. In each episode, host Sean O’Connor features a project–it might involve a National Geographic explorer, photographer, or cartographer–and highlights what it’s all about for you, and provides a hashtag that you can use to take part in the conversation and activity, on … Continue reading Get Started with #Kiteography

Mary’s Many Adventures

By Rebecca Bice Imagine that in your lifetime you could travel from tropical Jamaica and Panama to London at the height of the British Empire. You could see Crimea (now Ukraine) as a primary center for trade to the East, fought over by Russia and the powerful Ottoman Empire. Imagine yourself nursing men back to health during the greatest cholera outbreak Panama has ever seen … Continue reading Mary’s Many Adventures

BioBlitzing on the Bayou

By Sean O’Connor As the sun shines at high noon over New Orleans this Friday, a group of more than one thousand scientists, students and curious people will spread out across the Barataria Preserve (a section of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve) as part of the 2013 National Geographic BioBlitz—their goal: identify and count as many species as possible, in 24 hours. This … Continue reading BioBlitzing on the Bayou

Mapping Monday: Inauguration from Space

What do 1.8 million visitors spread out across the National Mall in Washington, D.C. look like? Thanks to Earth-orbiting satellites capturing snapshots of our planet, we know. A satellite image from the GeoEye-1 satellite taken on the morning of President Obama’s 2009 inauguration ceremony reveals what looks like a series of ant hills–from the steps of the Capitol building and west across the National Mall, … Continue reading Mapping Monday: Inauguration from Space