We Grew Up With the Ocean. Now We Are Protecting it for Future Generations.

In this post, two youth from island communities, Alvania Lawen and JinNam Hopotoa, share their perspectives on ocean conservation. Both live in locations with marine protected areas that National Geographic’s Pristine Seas helped to establish. Continue reading We Grew Up With the Ocean. Now We Are Protecting it for Future Generations.

Here’s How I Am Taking Action for Our Ocean (And How You Can Too)

This post was written by #GenGeo community member and National Geographic Young Explorer Sruthi Gurudev. I am not a scientist. But I am a reader. My first dives into the ocean’s depths were through books and beautiful photographs. Growing up in landlocked Chicago, I felt so far away from the ocean. I immersed myself in written pieces about strange and fascinating creatures who lived beneath … Continue reading Here’s How I Am Taking Action for Our Ocean (And How You Can Too)

Want to protect the planet? Start at home.

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.

How I Went From Fearing the Ocean to Protecting It

This post was written by #GenGeo community member Prashant Mohesh. Growing up in Mauritius, I loved to explore nature. Behind my house there is a mountain named Le Pouce, whose forest and trails I spent a lot of time wandering as a kid. However, my instinct for exploration stopped at the water’s edge. Even though Mauritius is an island country surrounded by the Indian Ocean, … Continue reading How I Went From Fearing the Ocean to Protecting It

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Indigenous Youth Use Storytelling to Empower Others to Find their Voice

Storytelling is a universal connector that transcends time and distance. It is the basis of culture—providing insight to where traditions, ceremonies, and rituals began. And it allows people to connect with the history of their heritage, to understand who they are and where they came from. Indigenous youth rely on storytelling to foster connection with their ancestors and carry on the legacy of their people … Continue reading Indigenous Youth Use Storytelling to Empower Others to Find their Voice