Featured image: Mangrove Restoration Project in St. Ann, Jamaica. Photo by Sandra M. Turner National Geographic Explorer and Educator Sandra Turner wrote this post I inherited the love of maps and storytelling from my father. Like curried meats, coconut rice and peas with plantain, the two were staples in our home. He was a voracious reader of maritime novels and used maps to help navigate … Continue reading Why We Explore: The Geography of Awe & Resilience
Featured Image: Keauhou overlooking the active Kīlauea volcano taken in 2022. Photo Credit: Whitney Aragaki This post was co-written by Whitney Aragaki & tia north, educators and 2892 storytellers. ʻĀina, in the Hawaiian language, translates to land and Earth, and all that thrive on them. Land is how we forge and build connections, land becomes our sanctuary, our “special place”. It is why place-based storytelling … Continue reading Infinite ʻĀina: Announcing 2892 Hawaiʻi
This post was written by Heather Chiles, an Engagement and Marketing Strategy staff member at the National Geographic Society. As an educator, you have worked hard to develop engaging lesson plans that will resonate with your students. We’ve spent the last ten years crafting the ultimate learning resource to bring your classroom the latest in GIS software. Geography and mapping have always been a way … Continue reading Take Your Classroom to the Next Level of Interactive Learning: Meet the Reimagined MapMaker!
Bayan Atari, a National Geographic Society Education staff member, wrote this post. Our Explorers are what drive National Geographic forward. Every single Explorer is a curious and passionate leader who uses their creativity, innovation, and storytelling skills to find tangible solutions for the protection of our world. But what does it take to be an Explorer? It begins with a combination of attitudes, skills, and … Continue reading The Explorer Mindset: What it Means to Think Like an Explorer
Have you ever wondered what the northernmost terrestrial life on Earth is? This summer, a team of National Geographic scientists and storytellers will head to the northernmost land on Earth (the far north coast of Greenland) to document terrestrial life and set up base-line transects to monitor the impact of climate change over the next 100 years. Dr. Brian Buma, the expedition leader, is an … Continue reading The Edge of all Life: Join the Nat Geo Expedition Documenting Earth’s Northernmost Lands