The Engineering Exploration Challenge

Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be a National Geographic photographer or explorer? Find out this summer by participating in the 2015 Engineering Exploration (NGX) Challenge! From now through August 1, National Geographic is asking kids ages 6-18 around the world to solve up to three real-world challenges faced by our explorers in the field. The three challenges are: Animal … Continue reading The Engineering Exploration Challenge

Small Cameras, Big Stories

TECHNOLOGY Exciting developments in camera technology have leveled out the playing field between professional and amateur wildlife filmmakers. How do photographers and filmmakers “animal-proof” a camera, and how can your footage stand out from the crowd? (BBC) Check this collection to learn about animal-proofing a camera, and how some young engineers and filmmakers rose to the challenge! Discussion Ideas What are some advantages to using … Continue reading Small Cameras, Big Stories

ONE DAY MORE: The NGX Challenge!

Be sure to submit your solutions to the Engineering Exploration Challenge by midnight tomorrow! Have you been toiling away designing the perfect panda-proof camera? Sweating about how to create an electric charge without the aide of a power outlet, while still making your solution wearable? How about struggling to safely return a camera to the ground after raising it up 10 feet high? If so, we want … Continue reading ONE DAY MORE: The NGX Challenge!

NYAS Participates in NGX Challenge—and So Can You!

Guest blogger Stephanie Wortel works at the New York Academy of Sciences as the Program Manager for the Afterschool STEM Mentoring Fellowship in New York City and Newark, NJ, which teaches young scientists to be better educators through experiences in middle grades afterschool programs. She is also a PhD student at Stony Brook University in their Science Education program and conducts research on learning in … Continue reading NYAS Participates in NGX Challenge—and So Can You!

Go on Assignment for National Geographic: The Engineering Exploration Challenge

This spring, you’re on assignment for National Geographic. It’s time to test your creative ingenuity and engineering smarts with a brand new, hands-on program from National Geographic—the National Geographic Kids Engineering Exploration Challenge! Students ages 6-18 worldwide are invited to design, build, and test solutions to real-world problems that National Geographic explorers face in the field every day. Submit your solution to National Geographic by … Continue reading Go on Assignment for National Geographic: The Engineering Exploration Challenge