Skip to content

Harnessing the Power of Storytelling to Change the World

At the National Geographic Society, we believe in the power of science, exploration, education—and storytelling—to change the world. Our Sciencetelling™ Bootcamp draws on National Geographic's deep experience in cross-platform storytelling to help Explorers and grant recipients learn how to communicate their work in ways that build global geographic knowledge and empower us all to generate solutions for a healthier future.

Sciencetelling™ Bootcamp allows Explorers to learn from world-class National Geographic magazine photographers, editors, and digital video producers, on how to showcase their work through captivating photos, compelling video, and written stories from the field.
 

Sciencetelling Bootcamp Online Course Suite

Course image

Sciencetelling Bootcamp

Photography

This course covers the basics of digital photography and editing. It is designed for people who have little to no experience with photography, but has tips and tricks that are valuable to photographers at any ability level. After completing this course, you will have the skills necessary to tell your story through photos.

Audience
National Geographic Explorers
Dates
June 22 - August 18, 2020
Enrollment ends
July 1, 2020
Course image

Sciencetelling Bootcamp

Public Speaking

This course covers the basics of creating and giving great public talks. After completing this course you will have developed and practiced a 2-3 minute talk, and will have the skills necessary to share your story with diverse audiences.

Audience
National Geographic Explorers
Dates
June 22 - August 18, 2020
Enrollment ends
July 1, 2020
Course image

Sciencetelling Bootcamp

Video Production

This course covers all stages of video production including pre-production, production, and post production. After completing this course you will have the skills to conceptualize, shoot and edit a video for online publishing.

Audience
National Geographic Explorers
Dates
June 22 - August 18, 2020
Enrollment ends
July 1, 2020
Course image

Sciencetelling Bootcamp

Social Media

This course covers the basics of creating a social media presence. After completing this course you will have the skills to tell your story through social media, connect with new audiences, and promote your work on a variety of different social media platforms.

Audience
National Geographic Explorers
Dates
June 22 - August 18, 2020
Enrollment ends
July 1, 2020
Course image

Sciencetelling Bootcamp

Writing for Impact

This course covers the basics of writing meaningful and impactful online posts. After completing this course you will have the skills to tell your story through writing, and connect with an online audience.

Audience
National Geographic Explorers
Dates
June 22 - August 18, 2020
Enrollment ends
July 1, 2020

Sciencetelling Top Ten Tip Sheets

For more information, please email explorercourses@ngs.org

Photograph BY Sara Manco (Top Image) ; Sara Manco (Photography) ; Rebecca Hale (Public Speaking) ; Anand Varma (Video Production) ; SeenFire (social Media) ; Seenfire (Writing For Impact)