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Bird Nerds
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Bird Nerds

Every third Thursday of the month, join us for special monthly happy hours with stories from National Geographic Explorers, fun interactive activities, lively music, food, and drink specials at our cash bar. Your ticket includes free admission to the National Geographic Museum. Peek inside the my...

  • Best for: All
  • Concepts: animals, birds, birds, nat geo
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Adventures in Exploration | Birds of a Feather
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Adventures in Exploration | Birds of a Feather

Take your family on an epic adventure to discover why birds matter. Hear amazing stories from National Geographic Explorers Washington Wachira and Anusha Shankar, experience the wild beats of explorer and wildlife sound artist Ben Mirin, watch National Geographic WILD’s new...

  • Best for: Ages 7 and up
  • Concepts: animals, birds, birds
The Seabird's Cry
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The Seabird's Cry

Author Adam Nicolson’s newly released and critically acclaimed book, The Seabird’s Cry, focuses on the plight of 10 species of seabirds, and their challenges to survive. Join him as he shares his insights on these creatures in an evening blurring the lines between science and poetry. ...

  • Best for: All
  • Concepts: animals, animals, birds, birds, seabirds
Birds of the Photo Ark
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Birds of the Photo Ark

In his new National Geographic book, Birds of the Photo Ark, Joel Sartore shares the extraordinary colors, intricate details, and diverse behaviors of some of the world’s incredible species of birds through intimate and moving portraits. Hear about the extraordinary and fascinating behaviors o...

  • Best for: All
  • Concepts: birds, photo ark, photography, photography
Day to Night: On Assignment With Stephen Wilkes
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Day to Night: On Assignment With Stephen Wilkes

Photographer Stephen Wilkes creates iconic day to night images by shooting from one camera angle for up to 30 hours, allowing him to capture dozens of stories within a single photograph. Students will join him on his most recent National Geographic assignments photographing the e...

  • Best for: All
  • Concepts: birds, birds, ecosystems, geography, geography, photography, photography, wildlife
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International Vulture Awareness Day
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International Vulture Awareness Day

On September 5, 2009, the world recognized the first International Vulture Awareness Day, which is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in September to highlight the ecological importance of vultures and their conservation. 

  • Concepts: bird conservation, birds, conservation, decomposers, food webs, vultures
Source Lakes: Kembo-Cuando
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Source Lakes: Kembo-Cuando

On hardy fatbikes, the team checked their camera traps, interviewed villagers, and continued to document biodiversity in Eastern Angola.

  • Concepts: africa, angola, animal diversity, animals, animal species, biodiversity, birds, conservation, conservation efforts, expeditions, expeditions, exploration, fauna, fish, flora, habitat protection, habitats, insects, okavango, okavango delta, okavango wilderness project, reptiles, research, rivers, science, villages, watershed health, watershed protection, watersheds, wetland conservation, wetland ecosystem, wetland health, wetlands
Biodiversity
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Biodiversity

Safeguarding the watershed is crucial to preserving the region's rich wildlife diversity.

  • Concepts: angola, animals, biodiversity, birds, botswana, cheetah, cheetah, conservation, elephants, fauna, flora, insects, leopards, leopards, lions, okavango, okavango delta, okavango wilderness project, watersheds, wildlife
Photo Ark: Island Oddballs
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Photo Ark: Island Oddballs

Animals adapted to island life struggle to survive

  • Best for: Grades 4-9 (ages 9-15)
  • Concepts: adaptation, birds, endangered species, invasive species, islands, kakapos, solenodons
Photo Ark: American Flamingo
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Photo Ark: American Flamingo

Learn more about the flamingo’s unique adaptations and why its wetland habitats are under threat

  • Best for: Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14)
  • Concepts: adaptation, birds, flamingos, habitats, wetlands
Hummingbird in Flight
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Hummingbird in Flight

Photo: A hummingbird with its wings outstretched

  • Concepts: brazil, flight, hummingbirds
Cape Vultures
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Cape Vultures

Nature's sanitation crew protects African plains.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: africa, agriculture, birds, cape vultures, conservation, farmers, scavengers, south africa, wild chronicles
Syrian Ibis
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Syrian Ibis

Wild Chronicles heads to Syria, where the northern bald ibis, feared extinct, has returned.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: asia, birds, conservation, deserts, endangered species, ibises, syria, wild chronicles
Antarctic Penguins
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Antarctic Penguins

Researchers take a head count.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: antarctica, climate change, penguins, populations, wild chronicles
Field-Based Environmental Service Learning
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Field-Based Environmental Service Learning

Find ways to engage students in environmental service learning projects in outdoor settings.

  • Best for: Grades 4-12 (ages 9-18)
  • Concepts: adaptations, amphibians, animals, beautification, birds, butterfly, carbon sequestration, climate, climate change, community, earth day, environmental monitoring, fish habitat, frogs, green, habitat, habitat protection, learning garden, litter, migration, monitoring, naturalist, nesting, observation, outdoors, pollution, precipitation, recycling, salmon, service learning, severe weather, smartphone, toads, water, water monitoring , water pollution, water quality, watersheds, weather, weather alert
Bird’s Eye View
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Bird’s Eye View

Owls can’t move their eyeballs. In fact, owls don’t have eyeballs at all!

  • Best for: Grades 3-10 (ages 8-16)
  • Concepts: anatomy, biology, birds, owls, vision
Dwindling Habitat of the Mangrove Finch
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Dwindling Habitat of the Mangrove Finch

Trace the shrinking habitat of one of "Darwin's finches."

  • Concepts: birds, endangered species, galapagos islands, habitat loss, invasive species
National Bird Day
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National Bird Day

On January 5, 2008, the United States first celebrated National Bird Day.

  • Best for: Grades K-9 (ages 5-15)
  • Concepts: birds, celebrations, endangered species, united states
Zambia's Bangweulu Wetlands
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Zambia's Bangweulu Wetlands

Seventeen rivers feed Zambia's Bangweulu wetlands, creating a marsh larger than the U.S. state of Connecticut. The top predator here is the shoebill, a giant bird.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: bangweulu wetlands, birds, congo river, destination wild, marshes, nat geo wild, shoebill, zambia
Carolina Parakeets Go Extinct
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Carolina Parakeets Go Extinct

On February 21, 1918, the last Carolina parakeet died in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo. 

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: biodiversity, carolina parakeets, cincinnati, ohio, extinction, habitats, zoos
Great Auks Become Extinct
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Great Auks Become Extinct

On July 3, 1844, fishermen killed the last confirmed pair of great auks at Eldey Island, Iceland.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: birds, conservation, eldey island, environment, extinction, great auks, hunting
The Reddish Egret
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The Reddish Egret

Meet a predator from The Secret Life of Predators, the reddish egret.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: aquatic life, birds, ecosystems, fish, food web, habitats, hunting techniques, ocean, predators, prey, reddish egret, texas
Cape Vulture
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Cape Vulture

Photo of a vulture in flight.

  • Concepts: cape vultures, flight, raptors, south africa
How Do Birds Navigate?
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How Do Birds Navigate?

Complex reactions between a bird’s beak, eyes, brain, and ears allow it to accurately navigate across thousands of kilometers.

  • Best for: Grades 5-10 (ages 10-16)
  • Concepts: anatomy, birds, navigation
Outdoor Family Fun
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Outdoor Family Fun

Get ideas for fun family activities you can do outdoors.

  • Best for: Grades K+ (ages 5+)
  • Concepts: animals, backyard, biodiversity, birds, bugs, butterflies, cardinal direction, communities, composting, data, directions, dirt, exploration, flowers, gardening, gardens, habitats, insects, invasive species, inventory, maps, monarch butterflies, nature, neighborhoods, outdoors, photography, plants, rocks, soil, toolkit, tracks