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U.S. Botanic Garden Helps Teachers Build Green Communities – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

This post was written by educator Michael Cruse. Sometimes, evening professional development is a hard sell after a day of teaching, especially on a night with single-digit temperatures here in Washington, D.C. The lure of the humid tropics and desert Southwest were enough to convince me, though. Photograph by Mike Cruse I wasn’t bound for parts south of the polar vortex, but instead to D.C. Teachers Night at the U.S. Botanic Garden. Sitting at the base of Capitol Hill, the Botanic…

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2018 GeoBee Champ Celebrates Big Win in the Galápagos – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

The 2018 National Geographic GeoBee Champion, Venkat Ranjan (a.k.a. Venky), recently experienced a “life-changing” week aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II in the Galápagos Islands.   In addition to a college scholarship and a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, Ranjan won an all-expenses-paid expedition when he took top honors at the 30th annual National Geographic GeoBee last May. The trip was provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. “This trip can change your perspective on a lot of…

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Meet the 2019 National Geographic Education Fellows! – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Each year, the National Geographic Society selects outstanding educators to serve as Education Fellows. It is with pride, admiration, and enthusiasm that we announce our 2019 class. The goal of the National Geographic Fellows program is to empower and elevate individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences who have demonstrated leadership and excellence, and provide them an opportunity to develop and/or lead an impact-driven project that is strategically aligned with Society priorities. The program also offers an important…

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Are your students ready for the GeoBee? Let’s help them prepare! – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Good geographers combine information from different sources to arrive at logical conclusions. Through participating in the National Geographic GeoBee, your students will use the knowledge they have of the basic patterns of climate, geology, vegetation, landforms, human settlement, history, migration, and commerce—combined with their knowledge of regions and place-names—to answer questions. GeoBee questions are designed to teach students about these topics in varied ways, and the competition is designed to promote many different types of learning. Familiarize your students with…

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