This week is Explorers Week, when National Geographic brings together some of the most interesting scientists and explorers making a difference in the world today. In honor of the occasion, the Education team challenged a group of local teachers to design an end-of-year project focusing on one of National Geographic’s 2016 Emerging Explorers. We’ll be sharing their class’ stories all week on the Education Blog. Educator: … Continue reading Student podcasters take on big cat conservation
ENVIRONMENT Lions are now protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. But what does the listing really mean for lion conservation? (Nat Geo Voices blog) How can you get involved in lion conservation in the U.S.? Join the Big Cats Initiative Sister School Program. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Late last year, lions were … Continue reading What does the Endangered Species Listing Mean for Lions?
Happy Big Cat Week! This year, instead of telling your students why big cats are important, why not let them tell you? Several years ago, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, renowned wildlife filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence, started a program called “Letters to Lions” asking children to write letters explaining what lions mean to them. The letters were delivered to African leaders in charge of policy decisions about … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Five Reasons to Save Big Cats—According to Kids
Ignite learning as each new school week begins, by using our multimedia and maps. Use our weekly ideas to wake up your students’ curiosity and spark new energy into learning about their world. This week, National Geographic is celebrating its fifth annual Big Cat Week as part of the Big Cats Initiative! Join National Geographic filmmakers and explorers and raise your students’ awareness about the declining populations of … Continue reading MEDIA MONDAY: Which Big Cat is Fastest?
Did you know that it’s estimated that there are only three hundred lions remaining in Eastern Africa around Tangier National Park? Three hundred lions isn’t many. Announcing a new opportunity for classrooms to help support important lion conservation work in Kenya and Tanzania. Here’s the problem: When lions attack livestock, it threatens the livelihood of the whole community. As a result, communities often retaliate by killing lions. … Continue reading Help Save Big Cats