Explorer Dies in Record-Breaking Antarctic Crossing

GEOGRAPHY Explorer Henry Worsley died as he tried to cross Antarctica unaided. (BBC) Use our high-resolution map—packed with info about expeditions, stations, wildlife, climate, and more—to better understand the world’s most unexplored continent. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Take a look at the Nat Geo map above. Why do you think so many Antarctic … Continue reading Explorer Dies in Record-Breaking Antarctic Crossing

‘Aleksander the Great’ Wins ‘Adventurer of the Year’

SPORTS At 67 years old, a Polish kayaker completed the longest open-water kayaking expedition across the Atlantic in history—and won the People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year. (National Geographic Adventure) “If 67-years-young can do it, you can do it, too.” Get started with some great ideas for outdoor activities. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit—including today’s MapMaker … Continue reading ‘Aleksander the Great’ Wins ‘Adventurer of the Year’

Educators on Expedition: Sunscreen in the Far North, Who Knew?

The following post was written by 2014 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Aimee Lampard during her expedition to the Arctic. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education.  Expedition Location: Arctic Svalbard, Norway June 11, 2014—I have to say, when I first learned that I would be traveling to the Arctic in June, … Continue reading Educators on Expedition: Sunscreen in the Far North, Who Knew?

Rain Forest Expedition Finds 60 New Species

ENVIRONMENT An expedition has discovered 60 new animal species in the remote rain forests of southeastern Suriname. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand rain forests, and the weird and wonderful creatures that live there. Discussion Ideas Look at our 1-Page Map of Suriname. The expedition described in the Nat Geo News photo gallery took place at sites along the Paloemeu River. Specifically, … Continue reading Rain Forest Expedition Finds 60 New Species

Explorers Begin Long Walk to the South Pole

GEOGRAPHY A two-man team has embarked on a 2,900-kilometer (1,800-mile) walk across Antarctica to retrace the steps of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. It’s the longest unsupported polar journey in history. (CNN, watch the video below!) Use our resources to plot their course, or chart your own! Discussion Ideas British explorers Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere are retracing the ill-fated journey of legendary British explorer … Continue reading Explorers Begin Long Walk to the South Pole