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Welcome the Week with Big Cats

‘Tis the season to celebrate our favorite fabulous felines! That’s right: Next weekend is Big Cat Weekend here at National Geographic! Big cats include lions, tigers, jaguars, leopards, and snow leopards. These extraordinary creatures, which play an incredibly important role in their ecosystems, cannot be replaced. If they are not at the top of the food chain, the delicate balance of trophic relationships will be … Continue reading Welcome the Week with Big Cats

Ready, Set, GeoBee! Educators Share Tips for GeoBee Success

This post was written by Chelsea Zillmer, director of the National Geographic GeoBee! Things really start to buzz this time of year at National Geographic as we help nearly 10,000 schools across the U.S. prepare for the National Geographic GeoBee. The first level of the annual competition for grades 4-8 is the school-level. School competitions can vary in size from the minimum requirement of six … Continue reading Ready, Set, GeoBee! Educators Share Tips for GeoBee Success

Explorer magazine announces special issue devoted to women in science

A scientist who changed the way the world sees chimpanzees. A linguist who explored the Puno region of Peru in search of a new language. A 16-year-old explorer who skied across the South Pole, unaided and unassisted. What do these people have in common? All are women. National Geographic Explorer magazine’s January-February 2019 issue tells the tales of these three enterprising women—primatologist Jane Goodall, linguist Sandhya … Continue reading Explorer magazine announces special issue devoted to women in science

Meet Vicki Phillips

Vicki Phillips is an educational consultant dedicated to engaging and amplifying educator voices. She has held leadership positions across the country—at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and Portland (Oregon) Public Schools. Phillips was recently a keynote speaker at the National Geographic Education Summit, where we had a chance to speak with her. This interview has been edited and condensed. … Continue reading Meet Vicki Phillips

Curiosity is Contagious with Stephanie Harvey and Explorer Magazine

Dear Educators, We’ve partnered with National Geographic Education Fellow and literacy expert Stephanie Harvey to review and improve Explorer magazine, our classroom resource for students grades K-5/6. In partnering with Stephanie, we’ve produced a four-part video series that takes a deep dive into Explorer and its supplementary features. In the third video of the series, “Curiosity is Contagious”, Stephanie demonstrates how Explorer magazine is a … Continue reading Curiosity is Contagious with Stephanie Harvey and Explorer Magazine