Young Explorers Grants

National Geographic Young Explorer Alizé Carrère is researching an innovative method of agricultural adaptation in the Malagasy highlands that has emerged in the face of severe deforestation. Known to locals as “lavaka”, literally meaning “hole”, they are massive erosional gullies that provide surprising agricultural and socio-economic benefits, turning a deforested landscape into one of opportunity,...

National Geographic Young Explorer Erin Spencer will spend one month in the Florida Keys documenting efforts by beachside locals to contain a recent and dangerous influx of invasivelionfish. Follow along with The Lionfish Project on Explorers Journal, Erin’s project website,Facebook page, and Twitter.  —— Big problems call for big solutions, and there has been a lot of talk recently about how to...

National Geographic Young Explorer Erin Spencer will spend one month in the Florida Keys documenting efforts by beachside locals to contain a recent and dangerous influx of invasivelionfish. Follow along with The Lionfish Project on Explorers Journal, Erin’s project website,Facebook page, and Twitter.  —— Big problems call for big solutions, and there has been a lot of talk recently about how to...

  I spent the better part of my first year as a college graduate living in the past.  No, not missing college — well maybe a little — but recording living memory of the Ninth Ward through a National Geographic Young Explorers grant. I recorded the evolution of this historic neighborhood from its immigrant foundation...