Changing Planet

Getting Youth Into the Outdoors

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Juan Martinez is at the Rocky Mountain National Park BioBlitz to help excite children and the public about the natural world.

Martinez is a national spokesman for the importance of getting youth into the outdoors, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. In this video he talks to National Geographic’s Barbara Moffet about the importance of encouraging young people to take the lead in saving the planet.

Barbara S. Moffet is a senior director of communications at the National Geographic Society. She specializes in shining a spotlight on the Society’s numerous grant recipients, who do field research around the world.

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