Gone from the Amazon?

ENVIRONMENT Deforestation adds up. New research finds that the Amazon region could lose more than half of its tree species by the year 2050. (Scientific American) Use our resources to learn more about human impact in the Amazon. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s beautiful hi-resolution maps of human impact and biodiversity … Continue reading Gone from the Amazon?

Out of the Classroom and into Wild Weekends

Dr. Caesar Sengupta, a microbiologist and photographer, holds photo workshops to inspire India’s next generation of conservationists. Activity: Wild Weekends Subject: Photography & Biodiversity Grades: Students and Adults Location: Mumbai, India Photography and outdoor education are the core of “Wild Weekends”, a program aimed at promoting environmental stewardship in communities across India. Wild Weekends kicks off at schools with a photo slideshow of local biodiversity. After a quick introduction to the flora and … Continue reading Out of the Classroom and into Wild Weekends

BioBlitz 2014: One for the Record Books

Guest blogger Dayne Weber is a social media contractor with National Geographic Education. She is a former National Geographic Geography Intern who loves maps and water, and believes geography is an important subject because it informs every interaction we have with each other and the world.  On March 28-29 the National Park Service, National Geographic Society, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust … Continue reading BioBlitz 2014: One for the Record Books

Muir Woods Mammals and More

By Stuart Thornton, National Geographic Roving Reporter, with editorial graffiti by his editor It is nighttime in Muir Woods National Park, and we wonder what animals might be scampering around under the giant redwood trees.   Before heading out on the two-mile loop around the park, the leader of our BioBlitz “Mammals and More” inventory hike, Dave MacKenzie, says that it is possible to see … Continue reading Muir Woods Mammals and More

It’s Finally Here—BioBlitz 2014!

It’s time to get out and explore! The 2014 Bioblitz is this Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 in several national parks, including Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, and locations in Golden Gate National Recreation Area including the Giacomini wetlands, Muir Beach, the Marin Headlands, Crissy Field, the Presidio, Mori Point, and Rancho Corral de Tierra. A BioBlitz is a 24-hour … Continue reading It’s Finally Here—BioBlitz 2014!