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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

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

How My Fifth Graders Found Empowerment Through Mapmaking

This post was written by educator Aaron Kugler. Ever since I was in elementary school, I’ve been obsessed with maps; I appreciated the immense detail of some and the true beauty of others. There is deep significance to me in knowing my place in the world, both physically and figuratively, and maps have always proven to be an avenue toward that self-discovery. When I became … Continue reading How My Fifth Graders Found Empowerment Through Mapmaking

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Indigenous Youth Use Storytelling to Empower Others to Find their Voice

Storytelling is a universal connector that transcends time and distance. It is the basis of culture—providing insight to where traditions, ceremonies, and rituals began. And it allows people to connect with the history of their heritage, to understand who they are and where they came from. Indigenous youth rely on storytelling to foster connection with their ancestors and carry on the legacy of their people … Continue reading Indigenous Youth Use Storytelling to Empower Others to Find their Voice