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The National Geographic Society is pleased to announce an innovative partnership between National Geographic Education and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). The partnership will increase access to high-quality professional development in the field of geography. UNI is now offering graduate credit to students who enroll in the National Geographic online course “Connecting the Geo-Inquiry…

Human Journey

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On Monday, Oct. 29, National Geographic is hosting an education summit that will showcase the many ways the organization is enhancing teaching and learning in classrooms across the country. The event will feature innovative strategies designed to ignite a spirit of exploration in students and empower them to create a healthier, more sustainable future. With a special focus on Planet……

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Students at Foulks Ranch Elementary School, with teacher and National Geographic Education Fellow Jim Bentley, completed the final phase of their Geo-Inquiry project to address the question, “How can we make water more accessible and reduce plastic waste in our parks and school?”. The students helped Cosumnes Community Services District park administrators install a bottle-filling station…

Changing Planet

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The theme of this year’s National Geographic Explorers Festival was “Connecting to Ignite Change.” This theme was present in all the panels, activities, and conversations that were had on stage, as well as in the energy of the party, film festival, and awards. But what happens after Explorers Festival wraps up? What kinds of projects can come out of this……

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Fifty-four geography whizzes from across the United States will gather in Washington, D.C., from May 21 to 23 to take part in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee. The fourth- through eighth-graders, who range in age from 10 to 14, will be competing for the chance to be the 2018 national champion and win one of three college scholarships. The……

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Each year, National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions select a group of highly respected educators from the United States and Canada as Grosvenor Teacher Fellows in recognition of their commitment to geographic education. As the 12th group of National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows prepare to embark on their expeditions, 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Emilia Odife reflects on her experience with the……

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The National Geographic Society is committed to educating students about the world, empowering them to succeed and encouraging them to make the world a better place by becoming global citizens. In order to support this mission, the Society launched new fellowship opportunities for educators in the 2017-2018 school year. The Education Fellows support innovative project development and project leadership, share……

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For more than 30 years, the National Geographic Society has been dedicated to supporting educators to ensure that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global understanding. Now, National Geographic is re-affirming this commitment with the launch of the new National Geographic State Geography Steward Program….

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A seventh grader sitting at the computer control desk at an observatory in a small Vermont town comments to her fellow student: “I can’t believe I am in charge of this telescope!” The 17-inch PlaneWave reflecting telescope, complete with its supporting state-of-the-art equipment and robotic software, was displaying images of a galaxy 2.3 million light-years…

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National Geographic Emerging Explorer Gregg Treinish founded Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit organization connecting outdoor adventurers with scientists in need of data from the field. He also organizes his own expeditions, contributing to research on wildlife-human interaction, fragmented habitats, and threatened species.  —- A huge part of my organization’s mission is to promote conservation around the world….

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In a place where population growth is moving incredibly fast, added pressure on farmers in India in the wake of crushing debt and failed crops calls for a new agricultural approach. Genetic modification and organic farming present promising solutions. Young Explorer Andrew Flachs will investigate the effect of both growing strategies by interviewing farmers in Southern…

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