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U.S. Botanic Garden Helps Teachers Build Green Communities

This post was written by educator Michael Cruse. Sometimes, evening professional development is a hard sell after a day of teaching, especially on a night with single-digit temperatures here in Washington, D.C. The lure of the humid tropics and desert Southwest were enough to convince me, though. I wasn’t bound for parts south of the polar vortex, but instead to D.C. Teachers Night at the U.S. … Continue reading U.S. Botanic Garden Helps Teachers Build Green Communities

Education Summit: Empowering The Next Generation of Planetary Stewards

On Monday, October 29, National Geographic is hosting an Education Summit that will showcase the many ways National Geographic is enhancing teaching and learning in classrooms across the country. The event will feature innovative strategies designed to ignite a spirit of exploration in students and empower them to create a healthier, more sustainable future. With a special focus on Planet or Plastic?—National Geographic’s multiyear effort … Continue reading Education Summit: Empowering The Next Generation of Planetary Stewards

Incorporating Live Broadcasts into Your Classroom

To celebrate Earth Day, National Geographic hosted a Google Hangout—a free, online face-to-face discussion—with real-world scientists.  The #OurEarth: Innovation in Exploration Google Hangout focused on the technology behind scientific expeditions. Scientists discussed the tools they use to measure Arctic ice flows and explore the mysteries of lightening strikes. One scientist even participated in the discussion from underwater, showing off the tools he uses to study … Continue reading Incorporating Live Broadcasts into Your Classroom

George Mason Tickets

Subscribe to this blog’s feed SPECIAL WASHINGTON, D.C., AREA EVENT: What do you get when you combine geography and NCAA Division I basketball? One unique night of entertainment! What: “Coach L’s World Ball Night” (Mason Patriots men’s basketball vs. Dayton Flyers) When: November 17, 2007, 7pm Where: Patriot Center,  Fairfax, VA Get your discount tickets today (only $6!!) : click here Password: Patriots      … Continue reading George Mason Tickets