This post was written by #GenGeo community member and National Geographic Young Explorer Ghaamid Abdulbasat. When I was younger, I was in love with aircraft engineering, so I set my eyes toward the sky. I thought studying engineering was the best path for me, but I took a sharp turn when my father suggested I add Environmental Sciences to my list of introductory university courses. … Continue reading Want to protect the planet? Start at home.
This post was written by Dr. Yajaira Fuentes-Tauber. A few years ago, I started to become interested in photography, and that year for Christmas, my father-in-law gave me the National Geographic Photo Ark book. Around the same time, our local children’s museum happened to have an exhibition on the Photo Ark. Looking at the photos of the species at risk, I realized that my 1-year-old … Continue reading “We All Can Be Storytellers” — How One Teacher Uses Storytelling to Improve Equity and Access
Christine McCartney worked with ninth-graders on an interdisciplinary project in which they created green living welcome boxes full of sustainable resources to support new Habitat for Humanity homeowners in their city. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Designing Sustainable Solutions for New Homeowners
Becky Deehr, this week’s Educator of the Week, is a life science teacher for 7th grade girls. She created an impactful, low-maintenance project that fused art and science, recognized female environmentalists, and inspired her students to fight for what they believe in. Becky teaches at Hutchison School in Memphis, Tennessee. What drew you to being a teacher, and why did you choose to teach at … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Female Environmental Superheroes