This post was written by Heather Chiles, an Engagement and Marketing Strategy staff member at the National Geographic Society. As an educator, you have worked hard to develop engaging lesson plans that will resonate with your students. We’ve spent the last ten years crafting the ultimate learning resource to bring your classroom the latest in GIS software. Whether you are an avid MapMaker 2.0 user … Continue reading Take Your Classroom to the Next Level of Interactive Learning: First Look into MapMaker 4.0 Beta
Have you ever wondered what the northernmost terrestrial life on Earth is? This summer, a team of National Geographic scientists and storytellers will head to the northernmost land on Earth (the far north coast of Greenland) to document terrestrial life and set up base-line transects to monitor the impact of climate change over the next 100 years. Dr. Brian Buma, the expedition leader, is an … Continue reading The Edge of all Life: Join the Nat Geo Expedition Documenting Earth’s Northernmost Lands
15 Slingshot Challenge Finalists Unveiled At the National Geographic Society, we believe that young people hold the key to building a sustainable future. That’s why we challenged 13-18 year-olds to slingshot our planet forward with innovative new ideas around conservation solutions. Thanks to educators across the world, thousands of young voices answered the call. We asked Slingshot Challenge participants to create a one-minute video outlining … Continue reading Young Changemakers Around the World Aim to Slingshot the Planet Forward
Innovation. It’s an idea central to the work of National Geographic Young Explorer Ilias Psyroukis. After becoming interested in space in high school, Ilias, a native of Greece, co-founded the nonprofit organization SPIN – Space Innovation, which educates young people about space and supports them in making and launching their own satellites. Continue reading Next Stop: Outer Space. How Innovation Fuels Young Explorer Ilias Psyroukis
I believe it is essential that educators interweave climate literacy into all contents. We need to respect and be responsible for our world. We can do this by recognizing we are all leaders and problem solvers and by helping young people see themselves as capable of solving this crisis. They can make a difference, but we need to empower them. That is my role. Continue reading I Saw the Arctic Up Close. Now I’m Using It to Teach Math.