learning opportunities

Online Courses

Our professional learning opportunities provide unique experiences which connect educators, Explorers, and young people. 

We help you build knowledge, develop leadership skills, and cultivate empathy – to inspire generations of global citizens who continuously seek and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Teaching and Learning

Develop new skills on your own or as part of a global community with free online professional learning courses for educators, Explorers, and young people ages 16-25. Courses range in content, length, and schedule, and are open to learners from anywhere in the world. In many of our courses, learners can earn graduate credits through National Geographic university partnerships.

Exploring Conservation

One of the most powerful ways we can create impact is by supporting champions for the environment and the natural world. Exploring Conservation is a free six-course wildlife conservation series designed to educate everyone about the importance of conservation and how they can get involved. These courses were developed with United for Wildlife and the Zoological Society of London.
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Join the Educator Community

Join a diverse, generative community of educators on a learning journey that sits at the intersection of education and exploration. Access, co-create, and share resources, sharpen instructional practice strategies, gain content knowledge, and explore, connect, and reflect with a supportive community of peers.

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Your impact begins today

By joining the Society, you will fund Explorers working to save wildlife, protect our oceans and ecosystems, preserve our ancient heritage, and solve the planet’s mysteries and challenges.