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Explorer Classroom | Paul Salopek: Journalist
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Explorer Classroom | Paul Salopek: Journalist

Journalist Paul Salopek started his Out of Eden Walk in January of 2013. Along the way, Paul is writing stories not only about the major issues of our time but he's also seeking out personal, lesser-known stories from unique individuals he meets.

  • Best for: Grades 6 - 8 (ages 11 - 14)
  • Concepts: human origins
Explorer Classroom | Paul Salopek: Out of Eden Walk
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Explorer Classroom | Paul Salopek: Out of Eden Walk

Paul Salopek has been walking across three continents to follow the path of our first human ancestors since January of 2013. He started in Ethiopia, the birthplace of humankind, and will end at the southern tip of South America. Watch this recording from April 26, 2016, where Paul shares his journey...

  • Best for: Grades 6 - 8 (ages 11 - 14)
  • Concepts: human origins
Virtual Field Trip with National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek
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Virtual Field Trip with National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek

Watch National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek give an update on his Out of Eden walk on December 6, 2013. 

  • Best for: Grades 6 - 8 (ages 11 - 14)
  • Concepts: human origins
Out of Eden Walk
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Out of Eden Walk

In 2013 a reporter set out to retrace our ancestors' global migration. On foot. Why?

  • Best for: Grades 6 - 8 (ages 11 - 14)
  • Concepts: human origins
One Strange Rock: Seasons
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One Strange Rock: Seasons

Listen as astronauts explain what causes the seasons in a clip from the National Geographic series One Strange Rock.  

  • Best for: Grades 5 and up (ages 10 and up)
  • Concepts: national geographic channel, one strange rock, season
One Strange Rock: Lightning
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One Strange Rock: Lightning

Lightning is a powerful and dangerous force on Earth. It is also more common than you think it is, but our perspective on the surface of the earth is limited. Listen as astronauts describe lightning as they experienced it from outer space in this clip from National Geographic's series One Strang...

  • Best for: Grades 5 and up (ages 10 and up)
  • Concepts: lightning, national geographic channel, one strange rock
One Strange Rock: Formation of Earth
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One Strange Rock: Formation of Earth

Listen as Astronauts explain the formation of Earth in this clip from National Geographic's One Strange Rock series.  

  • Best for: Grades 5 and up (ages 10 and up)
  • Concepts: earth, national geographic channel, one strange rock, space
Rivers
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Rivers

Use MapMaker Interactive to investigate the rivers that contribute the most plastic pollution to the ocean.

  • Best for: Grades 6 - 8 (ages 11 - 14)
  • Concepts: ocean plastic, river
Photo Ark: White-Bellied Pangolin
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Photo Ark: White-Bellied Pangolin

This African species is suffering from an increase in illegal trade from Africa into Asia, where its scales are used in traditional medicine.

  • Concepts: pangolin, photo ark
Photo Ark: Yellow-bellied Marmot
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Photo Ark: Yellow-bellied Marmot

A large and social North American rodent knows the benefits of playtime.

  • Concepts: photo ark
Photo Ark: Volcano Rabbit
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Photo Ark: Volcano Rabbit

Mexico’s tiny volcano rabbit (Romerolagus diazi) faces many challenges, including competition for the grasses it depends on for survival−but there are signs of hope for this endangered animal.

  • Concepts: photo ark, rabbit
Photo Ark: Two-horned Beetle
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Photo Ark: Two-horned Beetle

The two-horned beetle (Dicheros bicornis) is a species of scarab beetle.

  • Concepts: beetles, photo ark
Photo Ark: Tasmanian Devil
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Photo Ark: Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is an Australian marsupial facing a serious threat to its survival as a species from a transmissible cancer.

  • Concepts: photo ark, tasmanian devil
Photo Ark: Texas Redheaded Centipede
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Photo Ark: Texas Redheaded Centipede

The Texas redheaded centipede (Scolopendra heros) looks like a frightening predator, but it’s also a source of prey in nature’s food web.

  • Concepts: centipede, photo ark
Photo Ark: Western Lowland Gorilla
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Photo Ark: Western Lowland Gorilla

These West African great apes need careful planning and multinational coordination to preserve their habitat and wild populations.

  • Concepts: gorilla, photo ark
Photo Ark: Yellow Oriole
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Photo Ark: Yellow Oriole

A common tropical oriole leaves many questions unanswered.

  • Concepts: bird, photo ark
Photo Ark: African White-Backed Vulture
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Photo Ark: African White-Backed Vulture

African white-backed vultures (Gyps africanus) serve an important function in their sub-Saharan ecosystem. However, these once plentiful scavengers are now critically endangered.

  • Concepts: photo ark, vultures, white-backed vulture
Photo Ark: Green Spotted Pufferfish
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Photo Ark: Green Spotted Pufferfish

The green spotted pufferfish (Tetraodon fluviatilis) is toxic, has an impressive natural defense mechanism, and may teach us something about ourselves.

  • Concepts: photo ark, pufferfish
Thomas Peschak | Wild Seas, Secret Shores
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Thomas Peschak | Wild Seas, Secret Shores

Use this collection of resources to engage students before and after a National Geographic student matinee.

  • Best for: Grades 5 - 8 (ages 10 - 14)
  • Concepts: conservation, ng live, ocean, photography, role models, seabirds, student matinees, thomas peschak, wildlife
Fort Worth: Gas, Waste and Water
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Fort Worth: Gas, Waste and Water

From "Cowtown" to a natural gas boom amid a water shortage: sustainability can happen in unexpected places.

  • Best for: Grades 4 and up (ages 9 and up)
  • Concepts: carbon footprint, electricity, energy, energy conservation, energy efficiency, energy sources, environmental impacts, freshwater, natural gas, shale gas
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Democracy

In the United States, citizens elect people who represent them in government. However, in ancient Greece, the people voted directly for the policies of their government.  

  • Best for: Grades 6 - 12 (ages 11 - 18)
  • Concepts: ancient civilizations, ancient greece
Economy
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Economy

The ancient Greeks were the original economists. They believed in good strife, which encouraged competition to be the best craftsman and developed the cult of the individual.  

  • Best for: Grades 6 - 12 (ages 11 - 18)
  • Concepts: ancient civilizations, ancient greece
Jodi Magness | Uncovering Galilee: Discoveries in the Holy Land
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Jodi Magness | Uncovering Galilee: Discoveries in the Holy Land

Use this collection of resources to engage students before and after a National Geographic student matinee.

  • Best for: Grades 5 - 8 (ages 10 - 14)
  • Concepts: ancient civilizations, archaeology, character education, jodi magness, ng live, religion, role models, student matinees
Meg Lowman | From the Rain Forest Canopy
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Meg Lowman | From the Rain Forest Canopy

Use this collection of resources to engage students before and after a National Geographic student matinee.

  • Best for: Grades 5 - 8 (ages 10 - 14)
  • Concepts: character education, conservation, ecology, forest, habitat, meg lowman, ng live, photography, role models, student matinees
Guillermo de Anda | The Maya Underworld
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Guillermo de Anda | The Maya Underworld

Use this collection of resources to engage students before and after a National Geographic student matinee.

  • Best for: Grades 5 - 8 (ages 10 - 14)
  • Concepts: archaeology, character education, guillermo de anda, ng live, role models, student matinees