Five Fun Ways to Teach Halloween … Geographically!

‘Tis the season of All Hallows Eve(n). Did you know that the holiday name “Hallowe’en” comes from the Old English phrase “All Hallows Evening?” ” E’en is a shortened form of “even,” which is an abbreviation of “evening.” The commercialization of holidays often means that their historic and geographic origins all but disappear from the public consciousness … spooky! So channel your inner Jack-o-Lantern and … Continue reading Five Fun Ways to Teach Halloween … Geographically!

#GreatNaure: Natural Wonders Bucket List

This post was written by Jen Shook, Coordinator of Research, Conservation and Exploration at National Geographic. 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  What is on your bucket list? What do you most want to see and do before you die? Pinterest is … Continue reading #GreatNaure: Natural Wonders Bucket List

Five for Friday: Explore the World Through Geotourism!

This week National
Geographic’s Center
for Sustainable Destinations
recognized three winners of the first ever Global Geotourism Challenge,
hosted together with Ashoka Changemakers. The challenge was a competition for tourist destinations that have
upheld the goals of Geotourism, or,
“tourism that sustains or enhances the
geographical character of a place–its environment, culture, aesthetics,
heritage, and the well-being of its residents.”




Check out some (five, to be exact) examples of Geotourism in action!

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“Follow the Equator” to enter the Global Citizens Essay Contest

The newest member of our Blogroll is “Following the Equator,” the blog recently created for Education First (EF) Educational Tours. The blog currently features travel jottings from a student trip to France. EF fosters global citizenship through programs for teacher and student travel abroad, an effort aligned with our mission to “give kids the power of global knowledge.” Read more about the organization’s work here. … Continue reading “Follow the Equator” to enter the Global Citizens Essay Contest