Young Changemakers Around the World Aim to Slingshot the Planet Forward

15 Slingshot Challenge Finalists Unveiled At the National Geographic Society, we believe that young people hold the key to building a sustainable future. That’s why we challenged 13-18 year-olds to slingshot our planet forward with innovative new ideas around conservation solutions. Thanks to educators across the world, thousands of young voices answered the call. We asked Slingshot Challenge participants to create a one-minute video outlining … Continue reading Young Changemakers Around the World Aim to Slingshot the Planet Forward

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

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

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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

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Explore the Legacy of Generations Past With These Lessons From Route 66

Melodie N. Graves, a storyteller with the Route 66 team of 2892 Miles to Go: Geographic Walk for Justice, wrote this post. When many people think of Texas, they think of cowboys. Images of big hats, bucking broncos, and open plains come to mind. Very often, perhaps always, these images feature cowboys who are white men. But there is a long, unacknowledged history of Black … Continue reading Explore the Legacy of Generations Past With These Lessons From Route 66