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National Geographic Education Summer Learning Series

 

 

Where Education Meets Exploration

Embark on a journey to virtually visit different parts of the world. Learn about geographic features, population, climate, ecology, biodiversity, culture, and history. Young people ages 16+ have the opportunity to join live, interactive talks with National Geographic scientists, explorers, educators and storytellers for a behind-the-scenes look at the adventures and experiences that helped shape their careers. Learn from world-class National Geographic photographers to harness the power of photography and capture meaningful moments of community and connection.

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Curated collections of engaging activities, videos, maps, infographics, fun facts, and quizzes to implement with K-12 learners at home. By educators. For students, families, and educators.

whale in the ocean with Alaskan landscape and mountains

Explore Alaska  

Rooted in culture, rich in biodiversity, extreme in climate.

colorful city square in morocco

Explore Morocco  

A country with a stunning landscape, steeped in culture

friends holding hands in a circle

Race, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice: Grades K-12  

Tools to help provocate thinking, spur dialogues, and guide conversations.

swimming shark

Pristine Seas: Grades 3-12  

Explore some of the world's wild places during Oceans Week, and learn about National Geographic's collaborative work to protect the oceans' last wild places.

Mount Everest and Mount Nuptse

Mount Everest: Grades 5-12  

Everest isn’t just the highest point on Earth, it is also a unique ecosystem that can provide a look into how to better understand the planet’s changing climate.

Learn at Home: Grades K–2

Learn at Home: Grades K–2  

A curated collection for curious learners in grades K–2. With minimal supplies needed, these activities will keep young learners’ minds engaged in social studies, geography, science, and more.

Learn at Home: Grades 3–5

Learn at Home: Grades 3–5  

Time at home is a great time to learn. This curated collection for learners in grades 3–5 can be implemented at home with minimal supplies and includes engaging, fun, and skill-building lessons in social studies, geography, science, and more.

Learn at Home: Grades 6–12

Learn at Home: Grades 6–12  

This curated collection of activities can be adapted for students in grades 6–12 in a remote learning environment. Explore the planet through interactives and short lessons or take a deeper dive into a subject area with a complete unit.

illustration of a spinosaurus under the sea

Dinosaurs: Grades K-12  

Learn more about these scaly reptilian creatures with menacing teeth, claws, spikes, and hammering, bony bulbs. And the latest discovery of the first known swimming dinosaur, the Spinosaurus.

rendered image of the earth from space

Age of the Earth: Grades 6-8  

Many clues help us understand the age of the Earth, including those gathered in space. Explore videos, maps, and articles to learn more.

photo of maps and flags coloring pages with colored pencils

Maps and Flags to Color: Grades K-12  

A fun activity to relax and learn world geography. Print world and United States maps adapted for coloring by National Geographic cartographers.

Blue world map on white background

Interpreting Data: Grades 5-12  

Understanding patterns in data is an integral skill to thinking like a geographer. Cultivate an explorer's mindset as you deepen understanding of data, graphs, and statistics.

abstract colored world map

Connecting the World with Maps: Grades 5-12  

Self-guided activities that provide learners an integrated exploration into maps and the data behind them to see patterns and make connections between their communities and the environment.

3D Render of a Topographic Map of Santa Clara County, California, USA.

Interpreting Maps: Grades 5-12  

Fun ways to help learners understand the Earth and how its physical processes and features can shape human activity and vice versa.

paul salopek pets a kneeling camel

A Walk Around the Globe  

Learn about Paul Salopek, a National Geographic Fellow, and his walk around the globe that he began in 2013 and will be 21,000 miles! Along the way, he is walking with guides, stopping to speak with local people, and sharing his experiences along the way.

Jane Goodall observes chimps

The Life and Work of Jane Goodall: Grades K-12  

Explore the groundbreaking work and life of scientist, conservationist, humanitarian, and National Geographic Explorer, Jane Goodall. And virtually tour the Becoming Jane museum exhibit!

explorer measures mouse

What Do Explorers Really Do?  

Robotic bees? Sunken treasure? Twin planets? Cultivate an explorer's mindset with National Geographic Explorers on real expeditions around the world.

small frog sitting on iPhone screen

Storytelling and Photography: Grades 5-12  

Engaging ways to learn about the art of storytelling and how it provides a shared sense of culture, history, and personal identity.

Image of the Grand prismatic spring in Yellowstone

Natural Wonders: Grades 5-12  

Follow National Geographic Explorers into the field as they share and explain phenomena in nature.

boy looking at butterfly through magnifying glass

Learn through Play: Grades K-12  

Activities that challenge families and students to learn through play by problem-solving, thinking creatively, and having fun.

Citizen Science

Citizen Science  

Urban or rural, nature is everywhere... and everyone can be a scientist. Learn how to collect data from the outdoors and share with the scientific community.

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases  

Learn more about infectious agents and their impact on human health with this curated resource collection.

young rhino

Celebrate Earth Day!  

Engaging ways to learn at home about animals, habitats, conservation, and how each unique species is vital to the health of the Earth.

Interact with 2 p.m. Daily Broadcasts

Connect and learn with National Geographic Explorers.

Photograph by Rebecca Hale

As communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning at home, we invite you to join us for live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom. In our commitment to support educators, students and families during this transition, we are now providing Explorer Classroom every weekday 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.

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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