Here’s How I Am Taking Action for Our Ocean (And How You Can Too)

This post was written by #GenGeo community member and National Geographic Young Explorer Sruthi Gurudev. I am not a scientist. But I am a reader. My first dives into the ocean’s depths were through books and beautiful photographs. Growing up in landlocked Chicago, I felt so far away from the ocean. I immersed myself in written pieces about strange and fascinating creatures who lived beneath … Continue reading Here’s How I Am Taking Action for Our Ocean (And How You Can Too)

A family of sperm whales

Next Virtual Field Trip Stop: The Deep Blue

The ocean is our planet’s life support system. It covers over 70 percent of Earth’s surface, supplies over half its oxygen, and shelters an incredible diversity of life. To gear up to celebrate Earth Day, the National Geographic Society hosted a virtual field trip on April 21 at 1 p.m. ET. The program is now available to watch on-demand on YouTube! In this virtual field … Continue reading Next Virtual Field Trip Stop: The Deep Blue

Embark on a National Geographic virtual expedition in celebration of Black History

Every place has a story. Storytelling has the power to transport a listener back in time or foster a deeper appreciation of places and communities today. Explore fascinating locations and stories from the comfort of your home with National Geographic’s new Virtual Field Trips. Each trip features video segments, trivia quizzes, and a Q&A with featured Explorers.  This month, National Geographic Explorers Candacy Taylor and … Continue reading Embark on a National Geographic virtual expedition in celebration of Black History

A Year in Review: The 10 Good Things That Inspired Us in 2020

This post was written by Chief Education Officer Vicki Phillips. This year was like nothing we’ve ever experienced before. Just as 2020 changed our world, it changed education as well. The global pandemic shut down schools prompting an enormous transition to remote and hybrid learning. Along the way, another epidemic continued—of violence against the Black community—sparking a long-overdue reckoning over racial injustice. For these reasons … Continue reading A Year in Review: The 10 Good Things That Inspired Us in 2020

#ThatsGeography: How I use VR in Cross-Curricular Teaching (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

This post was written by educator Katie Harnish. Near the school where I teach, the kids live in a lot of high-density housing and have limited access to green space. My school sits on a big campus and I thought it was a real opportunity for students to go out and explore, take an explorer mindset, and make a guidebook to teach others about our … Continue reading #ThatsGeography: How I use VR in Cross-Curricular Teaching (It’s Easier Than You Think!)