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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.

Featured Collections

A map of the East Coast from 1667, from the Chesapeake Bay to Long Island.

Learn at Home: Grades K-2  

A curated collection for curious learners, these activities will keep young learners’ minds engaged in social studies, geography, science, and more.

Rosy bee-eaters flying over their sandy rookery.

Learn at Home: Grades 3-5  

Time at home is a great time to learn. This collection of engaging and fun lessons can be implemented at home with minimal supplies.

Named for their conical shape, the Tepees are rocky hills in the Petrified Forest National Park. They are known for their colorful striated layers, but here, they are cast a bright shade of orange by a bright sunset.

Learn at Home: Grades 6-12  

Fostering curiosity and a passion for learning, this curated collection of activities can be adapted for students in a remote learning environment. 

A playground for children.

Learn through Play  

Experts agree, play helps us understand our world, develop key social skills, build self-confidence, and mature emotionally as we grow.

Measles is a destructive and potentially deadly disease, and has been preventable since the development of the measles vaccine in the mid-20th century,  but has been on the rise due to anti-vaccination sentiment in the United States and elsewhere.

Infectious Agents  

Infectious agents come in all shapes and sizes and pose different threats to the human body. Learn more about their impact on human health here. 

A team of National Geographic explorers on their journey along the Caunavale River, looking for the source of the Okavango Delta.

Learn from Our Explorers!  

Watch National Geographic Explorers in action as they observe natural phenomena and collaborate with others to achieve their goals. 

Adjany Costa during National Geographic's Okavango Wilderness Project.

Definitions in the Field  

The videos in this collection feature explorers in the field teaching difficult topics they study everyday.

Storytelling and Photography

Storytelling and Photography  

Storytelling, one form of which is photography, is the cultural practice of sharing stories with others.

Steam and smoke rise from the cooling towers and chimneys of a power plant in Poca, West Virginia.

Climate Change  

Use these resources to help your students understand the impact of and take action against climate change. 


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.

Educational Publishing


National Geographic Learningoffers instructional materials featuring National Geographic content.

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About Our Learning Framework

The National Geographic Learning Framework was developed as the foundation upon which our education mission is built. It expresses our core beliefs and values, and has been created to provide guidance for every educational product, resource, service, and experience we design. 

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