Judy Joung teaches 9th-grade biology at Schurz High School in Chicago, IL. She took students on a field trip to a state park, where they completed a modified BioBlitz and shared their findings using iNaturalist. A BioBlitz is an event that brings together community members to find and identify as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Discovering Biodiversity Close to Home
Students gained an inside perspective on the lives of innovative scientists, conservationists, and storytellers through the 2017 Explorers Festival Challenge Continue reading What Happens When Explorers and Students Connect?
This post was written by Angela Crawford, Director of Education for Project Favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the USA, she is a National Board Certified teacher at Ben C. Rain High School in Mobile, Alabama, and a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow with National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions. Here in a laboratory perched on the mountainside of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela, the Favela da … Continue reading Global Classroom Opportunity: Join the Global Monster Project
Danielle Harootian and Dawn Fornari, this week’s Educators of the Week, stoke their students’ creativity through hands-on projects that explore diverse themes. They teach floriculture—a discipline of horticulture sometimes called “flower farming”—at Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton, Massachusetts. Activity: Design Nat Geo’s Birthday Party Grade Level: 9-12 Time Commitment: 2-3 weeks Tell me a little bit about your school. Our school is an agricultural … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Flowers for Nat Geo’s Birthday
This week is Climate Week in New York City. Many world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, are gathering at the United Nations for a summit about global warming and other issues related to climate change. Perhaps you’re already planning to include lessons about climate change in your teaching this week as a current event connection. If not, we have some ideas to help. How can … Continue reading Media Monday: What Can Students Do About Climate Change?