Young Explorers Grants

The Bitter And The Sweet: Finding Opportunity in the Life Cycle of Erosion

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 ...

Lionfish: Gotta Eat ‘Em to Beat ‘Em

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 ...

Lionfish: Gotta Eat ‘Em to Beat ‘Em

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 ...

High Rise Threatens Integrity of Ninth Ward Community

  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 ...