Get your students involved in our flagship programs inside and outside the classroom
The National Geographic GeoChallenge empowers young people to learn about issues in their community, engage in critical thinking to identify innovative solutions, and take action as champions for the planet.
National Geographic Explorers, photographers, filmmakers, and scientists embody the importance of living curious, responsible, and empowered lives. We’re proud to introduce these inspiring role models through our student matinee programs. Matinee presentations are approximately one hour and include a short question-and-answer session with the speaker. They occur in venues throughout the U.S. and some international locations.
A program that beams Nat Geo explorers directly into classrooms from the field. Show your students that science, exploration, and conservation are alive outside their textbooks.
National Geographic Virtual Field Trips
A way for teachers to take their classes into the field with National Geographic Explorers
The Why of Where
In this Virtual Field Trip, we travel back in time with two National Geographic experts to explore Washington, D.C.'s geography. Geographer Alex Tait guides us through the streets showing the evolution of our nation's capital from 18th century boundary stones to the modern-day Metrorail system. Explorer Carter Clinton imagines what it was like for a slave to escape to freedom in the 1800's along the Underground Railroad and shows us how DNA samples can examine who those people were.
Two National Geographic Explorers take us on a virtual field trip to observe Washington, D.C.'s wildlife and ecosystems! Practice backyard birding with ornithologist Pete Marra and collect plankton in the Anacostia River with biologist Gabby Corradino. Pete explains just how many birds fly through the D.C. area, and even catches a couple—showing us how he works with these feathered critters. Plankton are responsible for most of the oxygen we breathe, so Gabby shows us how to find and study these important organisms in our own backyards.