education

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...

Camping up a tree on the banks of the Luangwa River gave us some idea of what it’s like for Zambian villagers to live with wild animals. On the edge of the South Luangwa National Park, our tent was set up on a tree platform at Flatdogs Camp, where elephants passed below us on their...

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....

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...

Dreams of the World: One Dream a Time. This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. ¨My dream is to empower people. with my writing, my speaking, and my advice to small companies,¨said Guy Kawasaki, Silicon Valley author, investor, business advisor, and Macintosh Division employees who evangelized Macintosh...

Young Explorer Erika Bergman is sharing the thrill of diving in a submersible with classrooms and onlookers all over the world. With external and internal cameras mounted on her sub, viewers will experience a new vantage point as Erika pilots through the deep coral reefs of Curacao and Honduras. Follow her expedition and post your comments...

Young Explorer Erika Bergman is sharing the thrill of diving in a submersible with classrooms and onlookers all over the world. With external and internal cameras mounted on her sub, viewers will experience a new vantage point as Erika pilots through the deep coral reefs of Curacao and Honduras. Follow her expedition and post your comments...

  Kakenya Ntaiya, a trailblazer for women’s education in Kenya and National Geographic Emerging Explorer has been selected as one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of 2013. “I couldn’t believe it,” admits an elated Kakenya who received the good news on Wednesday. The title comes with a $50,000 prize, a sum that could make a...

  Kakenya Ntaiya, a trailblazer for women’s education in Kenya and National Geographic Emerging Explorer has been selected as one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of 2013. “I couldn’t believe it,” admits an elated Kakenya who received the good news on Wednesday. The title comes with a $50,000 prize, a sum that could make a...

By Kakenya Ntaiya Today, the International Day of the Girl, is an important day as the international community recognizes the rights of girls and the unique challenges girls face around the world. This year’s theme is “innovating for girls’ education.” Why education? Education is one of the most powerful tools an individual can have, and for a girl the...

This post is the latest in the series Cool Gadgets, which profiles Kike´s selection of machines, inventions, tools, toys and gear in the interest of photographers, travelers and explorers.   PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo has announced a new app for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices is now available for this year’s event, scheduled October 23-26,...

This post is the latest in the series Cool Gadgets, which profiles Kike´s selection of machines, inventions, tools, toys and gear in the interest of photographers, travelers and explorers.   PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo has announced a new app for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices is now available for this year’s event, scheduled October 23-26,...

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend on radio, or listen below! Hour 1 Kevin Vallely is an adventurer who has put himself through many...