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Lost and Found: Solar Energy

Is the U.S. a bigger powerhouse in solar energy than previously thought? New data presented by Greentech Solar states that the U.S. generates a lot more solar energy than data initially indicated! This new research shows that the U.S. government may be underestimating the amount of solar energy that we generate each year. Where was all the missing solar energy? The Energy Information Association (EIA), the … Continue reading Lost and Found: Solar Energy

New Geo-Educator Gooru Resource Library

When school began last year, I was a geo-educator, but I didn’t even know it yet. I knew I had a passion for teaching my students about our interconnected world, but it wasn’t until several months later that I found out that there was a growing community of like-minded educators. I’m so excited to kick off a new school year because I’m confident I can … Continue reading New Geo-Educator Gooru Resource Library

Five reasons to visit our NEW beta Education website:

Cartoon_WhatisGeo.JPGMore teaching resources

When we asked educators to review our old education site, they asked for more diverse types of teaching resources.  Indeed, this website has numerous teaching resources ranging from classroom activities to multimedia to reference and news materials.  My personal favorite right now is the Current Event Connection that links to all sorts of information about the Japan earthquake.  There is never a better time to teach geography than when you can connect it with a current event that is happening in real time.


It’s okay. You can say it. Despite following this blog religiously, you don’t know exactly what geography is, at least not in a way that you can explain succinctly. What is geography? Why geography? Nat Geo Knows! At, you can get answers to these and many other questions on educational topics. Check out our fun “Nat Geo Knows” videos, which highlight some of the ways our new website can help you find the answers you seek.

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