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Strategy Share: Conservation Lessons From Galápagos

I have been fascinated with the Galápagos Islands since reading Darwin’s On the Origin of Species as a college student. When I had the opportunity to explore the islands as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, I naturally thought I would design a student project focused on evolution. However, observations I made while in Galápagos led me down a different path. Continue reading Strategy Share: Conservation Lessons From Galápagos

Educator Spotlight: Get Your Students Outside!

The following post was written by Kailyn Bettle, an undergraduate research assistant for the Geographic Alliance of Iowa at the University of Northern Iowa. Alex Oberle, this week’s Educator of the Week, finds creative ways to get more people excited about geography and science—from using university mascots to raise awareness about the plight of big cats to supporting virtual national park experiences. At the moment, … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Get Your Students Outside!

#tbt: How Do You Move a Historic Lighthouse? Slowly, and with Lots of Soap

By Sarah Rhodes Senior Librarian, National Geographic Library Imagine seeing a massive lighthouse lifted from the ground and rolling down the beach. Fifteen years ago, that’s exactly what happened on the shore of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Why move a lighthouse? Because the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was in trouble, and this was the National Park Service’s best hope to save it. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is … Continue reading #tbt: How Do You Move a Historic Lighthouse? Slowly, and with Lots of Soap

BioBlitz 2014: One for the Record Books

Guest blogger Dayne Weber is a social media contractor with National Geographic Education. She is a former National Geographic Geography Intern who loves maps and water, and believes geography is an important subject because it informs every interaction we have with each other and the world.  On March 28-29 the National Park Service, National Geographic Society, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust … Continue reading BioBlitz 2014: One for the Record Books

Who’s Afraid of Jean Lafitte?

The first day of bioblitz is officially here! As you’re reading this, National Geographic staff is descending upon Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve  in New Orleans, Louisiana to conduct a bioblitz, or biological inventory, alongside the National Park Service and more than one thousand volunteers. Lucky for me, I get to lead some of the visiting groups of local school kids on terrestrial inventories. … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of Jean Lafitte?