New Launch: MapMaker 4.0 Beta Inspires Interactive Learning
Add innovative learning to your classroom with MapMaker 4.0 Beta! This free, online GIS tool, developed in partnership with Esri, is easy to use and provides your students with interactive data on a variety of important topics. Explore the world in both two-dimensional (2D "flat map") and three-dimensional (3D "globe") displays with an intuitive interface. Designed for teachers, no login is required and lesson resources are available to help you get started.
For those of you using MapMaker 2.0, it will still be available through the 2023-2024 school year before we migrate to the new platform. In the meantime, we're providing you a sneak peek of MapMaker 4.0 today.
Check out the latest addition to our Education Resource collection! Advance your presentation skill set over the summer to better engage your students in the upcoming school year. The new tip sheets put valuable presenter tips conveniently in one place.
Outdoor Fun: 20+ Ideas To Get Your Students Outside This Summer!
Experience summer in full swing with endless opportunities for outdoor fun! We compiled some of our favorite activities in this resource idea set. From imaginative treasure hunts to exploring biodiversity, there’s an adventure waiting for all ages!
No matter where you live, gather friends and family and enjoy some time outdoors! Begin an outdoor project, like planting a garden, that will keep you in touch with nature for seasons to come.
On the Blog: National Geographic’s Expedition to Earth’s Northernmost Lands
This summer, a team of National Geographic scientists and storytellers will head to the northernmost land on Earth (the far north coast of Greenland) to document terrestrial life and set up base-line transects to monitor the impact of climate change over the next 100 years.
Now, connect with the team through live events, or asynchronously through email and social media. Check out the citizen science initiatives connected to the expedition to learn more. Ask your students: What is the northernmost terrestrial life YOU think the team will find?
Learning Through Citizen Science English and Spanish Courses Discover the benefits of participating in real-world scientific research, for your students, local and global communities, and the scientific community. Enroll in our free self-paced course 'Learning through Citizen Science', now available in Spanish! Develop your students' curiosity and collaboration skills through global citizen science, in which the public creates a plan to engage your students, grades K-12, in one or more authentic research projects.
Local Event for Maine Educators Join College of the Atlantic and the National Geographic Society July 31-August 4 for the 2023 Summer Institute as we gather some of the greatest living explorers, writers, artists, and thinkers to help reimagine exploration. We will examine exploration in the broadest sense with those who have ventured into extreme landscapes, the deep sea, the human mind, and the world of art and other disciplines. Register today.
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