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 #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
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
The challenges facing our planet often seem daunting, but a growing community of young people are taking a stand. They have limitless potential to make an impact, with the imagination and drive to develop solutions to problems within their communities and beyond. These changemakers know that age is simply a number, a number that does not reflect their ability to work collectively to address some … Continue reading Our Fall 2020 Young Explorers Prove There Is Always Reason For Hope
This post was written by 2020 Young Explorer Baylee Ritter. I call myself an environmental people person. I’m literally just a person waking up and trying to do what must be done to make sure my future kids and their kids have a healthy, abundant, and safe place to live. My work today centers on getting kids from rural, landlocked communities like mine — which … Continue reading 6 Self-Care Tips for Changemakers