Tomb of St. Nick?

WORLD Archaeologists may have identified the tomb of Saint Nicholas—Santa Claus—beneath an ancient church in southern Turkey. (Telegraph) Where is Santa Claus residing these days? Use our study guide to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Wait a minute. Santa is DEAD? No! Archaeologists think they may have discovered the tomb of St. … Continue reading Tomb of St. Nick?

14 Things We Learned This Week

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at This week, we learned … … James Bond’s fake Day of the Dead parade was so cool Mexico wants to do it for real. (Teachers! Learn more about Dia de los Muertos here!)     … South Africa’s amazing MeerKAT telescope array spotted more than 1,300 unknown galaxies. (Teachers! Learn … Continue reading 14 Things We Learned This Week

Weekly Warm-up: Watch Crabs Cross Christmas Island!

Every year, many thousands of people travel for the holidays. We are flooded with images of crowded airports and train stations each holiday season as newscasters announce weather conditions and travel delays. Even Santa’s travels are tracked and celebrated! Getting home for the holidays is a long-standing tradition, as many people think it is important to be with family and friends at this time of year. But did you … Continue reading Weekly Warm-up: Watch Crabs Cross Christmas Island!

Weihnachtsmann is Coming to Town

WORLD A German museum has applied for Father Christmas (Weihnachtsmann) to be added to the official UNESCO Cultural Heritage List. (Telegraph) Use our resources to better understand how the U.S. claimed its own Father Christmas (Santa Claus). Discussion Ideas UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Social, and Cultural Organization) maintains a closely guarded list of “World Heritage Sites.” Read our section on UNESCO’s Culture Sector for … Continue reading Weihnachtsmann is Coming to Town

#GreatNature: That Time I Rode Shotgun With Santa Claus

This blog post was written by Amelia Tidona, National Geographic Social Media & Promotion Intern. We’re sharing National Geographic staff and friends’ stories about nature to celebrate the Great Nature Project. To share your own nature photos of plants and animals with National Geographic, visit  “I’m roadtripping to the Milford Sound tomorrow at 6am–feel free to join,” said a smiling, long grey-haired man named … Continue reading #GreatNature: That Time I Rode Shotgun With Santa Claus