It’s #NatGeoBee Season!

Back to school is an exciting time for the National Geographic Education team with new resources and professional development courses launching. There’s a particular buzz around campus because back to school also means a new season of the National Geographic GeoBee.  Every year, 2.5 million students across the United States participate in the GeoBee. The academic competition challenges students with questions covering geography, world civilizations, … Continue reading It’s #NatGeoBee Season!

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Building Student Empathy Around the Plastic Pollution Crisis

Justine Ammendolia is a marine biologist, a National Geographic Explorer, and, for a brief time, an expert in bird poop. It all began in 2014 when she traveled to Greenland with a grant from National Geographic to study the feeding habits of arctic seabirds. Unable to locate their food source, Ammendolia began looking in the next best place: their poop. That’s when she found something … Continue reading Building Student Empathy Around the Plastic Pollution Crisis

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

2018 GeoBee Champ Celebrates Big Win in the Galápagos

The 2018 National Geographic GeoBee Champion, Venkat Ranjan (a.k.a. Venky), recently experienced a “life-changing” week aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II in the Galápagos Islands.   In addition to a college scholarship and a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, Ranjan won an all-expenses-paid expedition when he took top honors at the 30th annual National Geographic GeoBee last May. The trip was provided by … Continue reading 2018 GeoBee Champ Celebrates Big Win in the Galápagos