This post was written by 2020 Young Explorer Richard Turere. I’ve always had an interest in electronics, which was very different from most people in my village. If someone’s radio was destroyed in the village, I’d fix it. I was self-taught by breaking things. My family bought our first TV and the first day we had it, we watched it. The second day we had … Continue reading How a Young Explorer Persevered to Solve a Local Problem — and Found a Global Solution
This post was written by Chief Education Officer Vicki Phillips. Who was the last person who inspired you? And why? What qualities did they have that left an impression? Inspiration has the ability to transcend limitations—real or perceived—to explore new possibilities, drive us forward and give us hope. In my role as Chief Education Officer at the National Geographic Society, I have the great honor … Continue reading #GenGeo: Introducing our spring 2020 National Geographic Young Explorers
This post was written by 2020 Education Fellow Andrew Brennen. I was 15 when I first became interested in solving problems in my hometown of Lexington, Kentucky. I noticed early on that if you were poor or looked like me, you received a lower-quality education. I also realized that while my classmates and I spent hours in the classroom — thinking critically about everything from … Continue reading #GenGeo: A Community of Youth Leading the Search for Solutions Around the World
Each year, the National Geographic Society selects outstanding individuals to serve as Education Fellows who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in the education space. Our fellowship program is instrumental in accelerating the education strategy at National Geographic. Our fellows bring unique skills and expertise with a focus on innovative project development, project leadership, emerging issues, and idea incubation. The program provides an opportunity for fellows … Continue reading Meet the 2020 National Geographic Education Fellows!
Why am I blogging for National Geographic? The story starts back in 2008, when my aunt was in Africa. She wanted to bring back something for my brother, Carter, and me. So she came back with certificates letting us know we each adopted a cheetah. Carter and I both were so happy when we got them. A year after the adoptions, we had to renew … Continue reading What Does OMG Mean to You?