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The National Geographic GeoChallenge empowers young people to learn about issues in their community, engage in critical thinking to identify innovative solutions, and take action as champions for the planet.

We launched the challenge three years ago to equip up-and-coming leaders with the global understanding, geographic knowledge, and skills to solve our world’s most pressing problems. Each year, we’ve been inspired by the ingenuity and creativity of young people around the country and we are energized to continue our momentum as there’s still more work to do to ensure a healthier and more sustainable future for all.

Beginning this fall, National Geographic is evolving the GeoChallenge model to advance our mission and make an even greater impact. We’ll be working with partners to expand the competition on a global scale, enabling more young people in countries around the world to generate solutions and take action. Continue to check back here in the coming months for additional information.

Looking for more ways to ignite your spirit of exploration from the comfort of home? We’ve curated collections of engaging and easy-to-implement resources, including low- and no-tech options, for K–12 students to Learn at Home. The resources explore citizen science, geography, photography, mapping and much more.

Updates from the GeoChallenge