The 2016 Breakthrough Junior Challenge is Underway!

Calling all scientists, mathematicians, and filmmakers, ages 13-18, from around the world. The 2016 Breakthrough Junior Challenge is underway. This competition, in partnership with the Khan Academy, invites students to submit a video (max 5 minutes) that explains a challenging and important concept or theory in mathematics, life sciences, or physics. The winner will get a $250,000 scholarship. The winning student’s teacher and school will also benefit: … Continue reading The 2016 Breakthrough Junior Challenge is Underway!

$1 Million Teaching Prize

EDUCATION What makes a Global Teacher Prize finalist? Performing biology songs and dances? Taking field trips to cemeteries? Developing a street-cleaning robot? Setting up a food production business? (Global Teacher Prize) Get a head-start on next year’s $1 million Global Teacher Prize by joining the National Geographic Educator Community! Teachers and future finalists—scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive … Continue reading $1 Million Teaching Prize

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!

Blog-A-Thon Entry 6: Global Connections

Our sixth entry comes from Ellen Thompson, with Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance. This year the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance (RIGEA) decided to hold a Global Connections Bookmark Contest to celebrate Geography Awareness Week. We asked the entrants to design a bookmark that shows their connection to a location in the world. We were excited to receive over 100 entries from Rhode Island elementary … Continue reading Blog-A-Thon Entry 6: Global Connections

CONTEST: GeoEye Image Quiz Results and Winners!

Geography Awareness Week 2011 featured a daily satellite imagery quiz challenging readers to identify the geographic location of a GeoEye satellite image. The following are the results of the quiz and the winners of the latest edition of The Complete National Geographic.
1. Name this volcano. It is the only active volcano of in a chain of eight major volcanoes located in Congo, Eastern Africa.


A. Mount Nyiragongo volcano
Winner: Courtney from Virginia, U.S.A.

2. This location draws tens of thousands of people every third Sunday in April.

vatican_city.jpgA. Vatican City   

Winner: Jeff from Maryland, U.S.A.

Home of characters like Mickey Mouse, this new play place, “where dreams come true” is located in which heavily populated East Asia city?


A. Tokyo
Winner: Michael from Edinburgh, Scotland

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