Students participated in a BioBlitz where they honed their species identification techniques and showcased what they learned through writing, photography, and drawing.
Photograph by Rahayu Oktaviani
The joy of children seeing certain species is contagious, and it helps me to keep doing my work.
National Geographic Explorer, Herpetologist
Students went on nature hikes, created masks of species they saw along the way, and made a movie highlighting local endangered species and habitats.
Photograph by Cortni Borgerson
Children are the key to conservation. We can forge a generation of citizens that are socially active and environmentally aware.
National Geographic Explorer, Anthropologist
Students learned about endemic species, practiced identification techniques with rangers, and performed conservation themed skits.
Everyone was very happy with the experience and many students were asking about how they can become scientists and rangers!
National Geographic Explorer, Conservationist
Ek' Balam, Mexico
Students went on night hikes, set camera traps, created conservation murals, and presented them to the community.
In my experience, girls don’t want to get dirty and collect specimens in the field. But these girls were hands on with everything from bats to bugs. They were warriors!
National Geographic Explorer, Biologist