What to teach this month
Learn more about Earth Day, an annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources.
Marine biologist and National Geographic Explorer Asha de Vos explains how whale poop is vital to keeping our oceans and world thriving.
Regardless of the location and process, citizen science brings everyone into the important work of learning more about and protecting our planet. View this collection to learn more.
By collecting data about litter wherever you see it, from the ocean to your backyard, you can contribute to critical scientific research! Visit this page to get started.
Choose one of these ideas to get your students learning about our ocean! Explore with the Pristine Seas team, map the ocean floor, or locate the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
National Geographic Explorer Heather Koldewey shares practical solutions for cleaning up waterways and motivating the world to take action against plastic pollution.
Digital Classroom Magazine
explorer and Young Explorer
We are now offering free digital access to Explorer magazine. Inspire young readers through authentic and engaging nonfiction content that supports national reading and science standards.
Spatial thinking allows students to comprehend and analyze phenomena related to the places and spaces around them—and at scales from what they can touch and see in a room or their neighborhood to a world map or globe. Our mapping resources are uniquely positioned to introduce map skills, engage students with classic National Geographic maps, and interact with cutting-edge mapping technology.
About Our Learning Framework
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