Why We Explore: The Geography of Awe & Resilience

Featured image: Mangrove Restoration Project in St. Ann, Jamaica. Photo by Sandra M. Turner National Geographic Explorer and Educator Sandra Turner wrote this post I inherited the love of maps and storytelling from my father. Like curried meats, coconut rice and peas with plantain, the two were staples in our home. He was a voracious reader of maritime novels and used maps to help navigate … Continue reading Why We Explore: The Geography of Awe & Resilience

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Infinite ʻĀina: Announcing 2892 Hawaiʻi

Featured Image: Keauhou overlooking the active Kīlauea volcano taken in 2022. Photo Credit: Whitney Aragaki This post was co-written by Whitney Aragaki & tia north, educators and 2892 storytellers. ʻĀina, in the Hawaiian language, translates to land and Earth, and all that thrive on them.  Land is how we forge and build connections, land becomes our sanctuary, our “special place”. It is why place-based storytelling … Continue reading Infinite ʻĀina: Announcing 2892 Hawaiʻi

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Learn the Ins and Outs of Citizen Science in This Brand-New Course

Dr. Brittney Beck and National Geographic Explorer Anne Haywood wrote this post. How can we inspire learners of all ages to engage with the world and contribute to cutting-edge scientific research? What if we said you could join teams of scientists and National Geographic Explorers without leaving your school community? Well, you can! Explore global citizen science and its potential for teaching and learning through … Continue reading Learn the Ins and Outs of Citizen Science in This Brand-New Course

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To Build Sustainable Communities, We Must Grapple With the Past

Kayla Swanson and Rose Jennings, both of the Science Museum of Minnesota, wrote this post. The historic neighborhood of Rondo was long a hub of Black community and culture in St. Paul, Minnesota. However, the construction of Interstate 94 in the 1960s divided the neighborhood, destroying homes and businesses and driving many residents out. Yet Rondo is resilient—in spirit and in reality—and here at the … Continue reading To Build Sustainable Communities, We Must Grapple With the Past

Photography. Video. Graphics. We Have a (Free) Course for That

For 135 years, the National Geographic Society has funded the world’s best and brightest storytellers. This month, as we recognize outstanding storytelling from our past, present and future, we invite educators and learners to join the celebration by enrolling in our Storytelling for Impact courses. Developed in partnership with Adobe, this series of free, self-paced, on-demand courses is designed to teach and inspire. Whether you … Continue reading Photography. Video. Graphics. We Have a (Free) Course for That