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open air market in morocoo

Morocco  

Read and Explore: Grades K-5
Photos, fun facts, wildlife, natural resources, maps and to more - to explore Morocco.

rugs on display in a Moroccan market

Are we there yet? Adventures in Africa  

Read and Explore: Grades K-5
Go on a global adventure with two kid explorers who travel the world together.

African Animals

African Animals  

Read and Explore: Grades K-5
Fun facts, photos, games and more!

Get to Know the Spinosaurus

Get to Know the Spinosaurus  

Read and Explore: Grade K-5
Spinosaurus may have been the biggest meat-eating dinosaur that ever lived! Learn how they lived in and out of the water and hunted for its favorite food: fish!

What New Discoveries Reveal About the Spinosaurus

What New Discoveries Reveal About the Spinosaurus  

Read and Explore: Grades K-5
Fossils tell us a lot about how dinosaurs lived. Find out how.

illustration of a spinosaurus under the sea

Bizarre Spinosaurus Makes History as First Swimming Dinosaur  

Read: Grades 5-12
A newfound fossil tail from this giant predator stretches our understanding of how—and where—dinosaurs lived.

Digging for Dinos

Digging for Dinos  

Watch: Grades 5-12
National Geographic Explorer, Paul Sereno searches the Sahara desert for a dinosaur. After recovering the bones, Sereno's team reconstructs the massive skeleton—a complex puzzle of more than 100 sections.

The Sahara Desert's vast, harsh landscape is home to little life, but hardy animals and vegetation can be found in sparse pockets like the Merzouga oasis in Morocco.

Deserts  

Read: Grades 5-8
The Sahara's harsh landscape is home to little life, but hardy animals and vegetation can be found in sparse pockets like the Merzouga oasis in Morocco.

Spinosaurus Skeleton Assembly

Spinosaurus Skeleton Assembly  

Watch: Grades 5-12
The National Geographic Museum team assembles a 50-foot replica of a Spinosaurus skeleton.

Arab geographer al-Idrisi oversaw the creation of more than 70 maps. This al-Idrisi map contains the Mediterranean Sea, northern Africa, Europe, and parts of Asia. It is oriented with the south toward the top.

Al-Idrisi  

Read: Grades 5-8
Al-Idrisi, a royal advisor sent on a mission to create a world map, created one of the most studied works of mapmaking and geography.

Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders  

Watch: Grades 7-12
Eight students, four American and four Moroccan, embark on a cross-cultural journey and address the stereotypes about American and Muslim cultures.

human crowd forming continent of africa

Africa: Human Geography  

Read: Grades 6-12
Africa is sometimes nicknamed the "Mother Continent" as it's the oldest inhabited continent on Earth.

3-D rendering of relief map of Africa

Africa: Human Geography  

Read: Grade 6-12
Africa is the oldest inhabited continent on Earth. Humans and human ancestors have lived in Africa for more than 5 million years.

Ten-week-old fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) kit at the Saint Louis Zoo.

Photo Ark: Fennec Fox  

Read: Grades 5-8
The fennec fox is unmistakable with its large ears, used for hunting and staying cool in the desert.

wildebeest looking at camera

Citizen Science  

Engage: Grades 4-12
Camera traps in Tanzania provide a window into the dynamics of Africa’s most elusive wildlife species. We need your help to classify all the different animals caught in millions of camera trap images!

Africa map with flags of countries

GeoBee Study Toolkit: Africa  

Map: Grades 4-8
Prep for the National Geographic GeoBee!

A heard of wildebeest cross a road in Tanzania.

Kahoot: The Continents: Africa  

Quiz: Grades 3-6
Test your knowledge about Africa with this Kahoot!

Explorer Classroom

As communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning this summer, we invite you to join us for live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect students with National Geographic Explorers across all seven continents to bring exploration to life.

Explorer Classroom Special Edition:  Photo Camp Live

Ages 16+

Learn from National Geographic Explorers and photographers each Friday at 2:00 p.m. EDT, as they share their journeys to capture powerful moments of community and connection. Hear about their experiences in the field, the passion that drives their work, and their efforts to cultivate empathy and understanding through their assignments, whether it’s documenting the lives of people facing injustice or a community’s cultural ties to the natural world.  Receive a weekly assignment and share your photos on social media.

Events are free and open to the public. Register for a chance at one of six on-camera spots to ask Explorers your questions face to face!

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