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Strategy Share: Environmental Literacy and Connections with STEM Californians

Our Strategy Share series features innovative ideas, projects, and approaches from inside and outside our community of educators. This post was written by educator Kimi Waite. Read our Educator Spotlight on Kimi here. Hi to all the global citizens, explorers, and educators! In my previous post, I shared how I use National Geographic Young Explorer Magazine as a powerful tool to empower my students to make … Continue reading Strategy Share: Environmental Literacy and Connections with STEM Californians

Strategy Share: Interdisciplinary Learning With Young Explorer Magazine

This post was written by educator Kimi Waite. Read our Educator Spotlight on Kimi here. Hi to all the global citizens, explorers, and educators! In my previous post, I shared how my aviation-filled childhood helped me to not only become a global citizen and explorer, but a scientist and teacher of scientists. I’m teaching my kindergarten students to be scientists, since they have such a … Continue reading Strategy Share: Interdisciplinary Learning With Young Explorer Magazine

At the Explorers Festival: Kavita Gupta

Kavita Gupta was one of the educators who joined us at the 2018 Explorers Festival. Kavita is a high school chemistry teacher in Cupertino, the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. She is a 2018 National Geographic Education Fellow, a 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow and also completed the National Geographic Educator Certification Program. Kavita’s expedition to the Galápagos inspired her to begin a climate change unit that explored … Continue reading At the Explorers Festival: Kavita Gupta

Educator Spotlight: Designing Solutions to Conservation Challenges

Kimberly Waite guided her students through a design challenge inspired by a collaboration with National Geographic Explorer Erina Molina. Students gained background knowledge of the dugong, an endangered marine mammal, through interdisciplinary learning projects. Then, they designed a prototype of a net and boat with the goal of preventing dugongs from being caught as bycatch.   Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Designing Solutions to Conservation Challenges

10 Things We Learned This Week!

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at education@ngs.org. This week, we learned … … there is a secret library in Syria—and users dodge bullets to reach it. Learn more about the civil war in Syria here.     … students who take AP classes don’t actually get better grades. Still interested in AP? Try material from our AP … Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week!