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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

Reading is Fun! by Stephanie Harvey

I know that teachers have a lot to juggle. When it comes to reading, you know things can get complicated. Kids simply need more time to read, and they need reading materials that are interesting and enjoyable. Every issue of Explorer magazine is packed with engaging nonfiction content and stunning images—the kind that you expect from National Geographic. Explorer magazine invites kids to be explorers … Continue reading Reading is Fun! by Stephanie Harvey

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

The Power of Images and Features in Nonfiction Reading with Stephanie Harvey and Explorer Magazine

National Geographic Education Fellow and literacy expert Stephanie Harvey recently collaborated with the Explorer magazine team to review and improve the classroom resource for students grades K-5/6. In partnering with Stephanie, the team has expanded the entry points for striving readers who may not be able to read the text to include more engaging photos, maps, diagrams, videos, and charts. In the video below, Stephanie discusses … Continue reading The Power of Images and Features in Nonfiction Reading with Stephanie Harvey and Explorer Magazine