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Kids Against Pollution – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

During the 2018-19 school year, teams of middle schoolers tackled the problem of plastic pollution in our waterways with the National Geographic GeoChallenge. First-place teams from sixteen regional competitions traveled to the 2019 Geo Championships in Washington, D.C. in May 2019. This blog series introduces you to each of those teams in their own words.* Registration for next year’s #NatGeoChallenge opens in August at NatGeoEd.org/GeoChallenge. Meet the Kids Against Pollution! Kids Against Pollution! Kids Against Pollution started an awareness campaign…

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Team Marine – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

During the 2018-19 school year, teams of middle schoolers tackled the problem of plastic pollution in our waterways with the National Geographic GeoChallenge. First-place teams from sixteen regional competitions traveled to the 2019 Geo Championships in Washington, D.C. in May 2019. This blog series introduces you to each of those teams in their own words.* Registration for next year’s #NatGeoChallenge opens in August at NatGeoEd.org/GeoChallenge. Meet Team Marine! Team Marine! Team Marine worked to prevent plastics from entering the marine…

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GeoScientists – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

During the 2018-19 school year, teams of middle schoolers tackled the problem of plastic pollution in our waterways with the National Geographic GeoChallenge. First-place teams from sixteen regional competitions traveled to the 2019 Geo Championships in Washington, D.C. in May 2019. This blog series introduces you to each of those teams in their own words.* Registration for next year’s #NatGeoChallenge opens in August at NatGeoEd.org/GeoChallenge. The GeoScientists! Concerned about all of the pollution reaching the Colorado River, the GeoScientists team…

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The 2019 Geo Championships are Here! – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Tune into the 2019 Geo Championships Semifinals TOMORROW (5/21) from 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. ET. Watch the finals on Wednesday (5/22) from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. ET. The 2019 Geo Championships begin today at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. This event celebrates the hard work students invested this school year into the National Geographic GeoBee and National Geographic GeoChallenge. Now in its 31st year, the GeoBee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the…

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Meet the 2019 Geo Champions! – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Registration for next year’s National Geographic GeoBee and National Geographic GeoChallenge will open in August. Photograph by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic Students from Team Pioneers from Epiphany Stars Homeschool in St. Louis, Mo., present their National Geographic GeoChallenge solution. Team Pioneers placed second overall in the 2019 National Geographic GeoChallenge. Photograph by Rebecca Hale/National GeographicStudents from Team Bayou Protectors from St. Francis Episcopal School in Houston, Tex., present their National Geographic GeoChallenge solution. The Bayou Protectors came in third place in…

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Congratulations to the 2019 Geo Championships Finalists! – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Tune into the 2019 Geo Championships Finals TOMORROW (5/22) from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. ET. Photograph by Mark Thiessen/National GeographicThe three #NatGeoBee finalists. Photograph by Rebecca Hale/National GeographicThe three #NatGeoChallenge finalist teams. The 2019 Geo Championships Semifinals were held today at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. The top three GeoBee students and the top three GeoChallenge teams advance to the final round held tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22, at 3:30 p.m. EST. Watch the 2019 Geo Championship finals live with…

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Meet the 2019 #NatGeoBee Top 10 – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Tune into the 2019 Geo Championships Semifinals TOMORROW (5/21) from 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. ET. Watch the finals on Wednesday (5/22) from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. ET. Photo by Mark Thiessen/National GeographicTen semifinalists announced for the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee. They will advance to the semifinals held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Top (from Left to Right): Vaibhav Hariram (North Carolina), Dylan Rem (New York), Rishi Kumar (Maryland), Nihar Janga (Texas) and Lakshay…

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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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