The Engineering Exploration Challenge

Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be a National Geographic photographer or explorer? Find out this summer by participating in the 2015 Engineering Exploration (NGX) Challenge! From now through August 1, National Geographic is asking kids ages 6-18 around the world to solve up to three real-world challenges faced by our explorers in the field. The three challenges are: Animal … Continue reading The Engineering Exploration Challenge

Your Dream Expedition—Granted!

Every day, National Geographic pushes boundaries to inspire, educate, illuminate, and make an impact. Now, it’s your turn. We’re searching for someone like you in the next generation of explorers who wants to touch lives and make a difference. It’s called Expedition Granted—a nationwide search to find the next generation of explorers—and to grant one person’s dream expedition for $50,000.  Have an idea for a project … Continue reading Your Dream Expedition—Granted!

What’s in a Flag?

On July 4, 1776, the United States declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now called the United Kingdom). At the time, there were more than two dozen British colonies in North America, stretching from the Caribbean to the Canadian Arctic. Thirteen of these colonies rebelled: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, … Continue reading What’s in a Flag?

What Does it Take to Be an Explorer?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at National Geographic. This week is the 8th annual Explorers Symposium, and campus is buzzing with some of the brightest minds on the planet. The National Geographic Explorers are back in town, and this year we’re celebrating a new group of visionaries in addition to welcoming old friends back. You might think an explorer looks like this … Continue reading What Does it Take to Be an Explorer?

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank You Geo-Educators!

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, National Geographic would like to extend a thank you to the educators who have supported our recently launched Geo-Educator Community in its various capacities. We commend those educators who proclaimed themselves #GeoEducators at our launch, and thank those who have shared resources or engaged in vibrant discussion on how to teach students about their world on any one of our … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank You Geo-Educators!