National Geographic

The mission of National Geographic is: we believe in the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to change the world.

ENGINEERING FOR THE WILD (March Lottery)
Presented by: National Geographic
A rocket scientist and engineering activist, Shah Selbe has swum with sharks in the Pacific and been charged by elephants in Botswana. These experiences deepened his love for nature and led him to invent cutting-edge conservation drones and sensors that are saving the environment—on land and in the ocean—from poachers and pollution. Themes: STEM education, engineering, technology, conservation. Admission to the National Geographic Museum also included.
Date: April 6, 2017
Time: 10:15 AM            
Length of Event: 1 hour matinee + additional activities if desired
Location: National Geographic Society – Grosvenor Auditorium
1145 17 th St. NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Humanities, Geography, Other: STEM
Curriculum Connections: History & Geography, Science
Grades: 5-8

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CORAL CHAMPION (March Lottery)
Presented by: National Geographic
Growing up with the beach as a backyard, marine ecologist and photographer Clare Fieseler witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of pollution on the beaches of the Jersey Shore. The subsequent environmental success of local ocean conservation efforts inspired her to take on today’s toughest ocean challenges. Her current work uses photography, imaging, and 3-D technology to study climate change effects on the world’s resilient but rapidly disappearing coral reefs. Clare is a marine ecologist at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an innovation fellow at Conservation X Labs. She’s also a National Geographic grantee and photographer. Her award-winning documentary photography project “Outnumbered” shatters stereotypes about what women scientists do and look like to inspire young people to pursue careers in STEM.
Date: March 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM            
Length of Event: 1 hour matinee + additional activities if desired
Location: National Geographic Society – Grosvenor Auditorium
1145 17 th St. NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Science, Technology, Other: STEM
Curriculum Connections: Science, Technology, Conservation, Ecology
Grades: 5-8

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ON THE TRAIL OF BIG CATS (March Lottery)
Presented by: National Geographic
Journey around the world in search of big cats with award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter. Follow his trail from the Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Visit the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar⎯and Hollywood in pursuit of the American cougar. Students will leave inspired by the beauty of big cats and empowered to help save them.  
Date: April 14, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM            
Length of Event: 1 hour matinee + additional activities if desired
Location: National Geographic Society – Grosvenor Auditorium
1145 17 th St. NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Humanities, Geography, Environment
Curriculum Connections: Animals, Conservation, Habitat, Photography
Grades: 4-8

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IN PURSUIT OF WILDLIFE
Presented by: National Geographic
From camping with wolves on Vancouver’s western beaches, to pursuing peregrine falcons in urban London, or filming leopards in the streets of Mumbai, National Geographic filmmaker and photographer Bertie Gregory knows that to do his best work he must co-exist peacefully—with respect and humor—alongside the magnificent creatures of the natural world. Through Bertie’s lens, students will learn to value wildlife around the world. Themes: wildlife, conservation, habitats, geography, photography. Admission to the National Geographic Museum also included.
Date: 10/4/2016
Time: 10:15 AM            
Length of Event: 1 hour matinee + additional activities if desired
Location: National Geographic Society – Grosvenor Auditorium
1145 17 th St. NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Humanities, Visual Arts
Curriculum Connections: History & Geography, Science
Grades: 3-6

In Pusuit of Wildlife was available in the Fall Lottery

 

MANKIND TO MARS
Presented by: National Geographic
Welcome aboard the first manned mission to Mars! The year is 2032.  Ahead of you lies about 45 million miles of empty space, followed by an 18-month assignment on a planet of globe spanning dust storms, average temperatures of -55°C (-70° F), and a toxic atmosphere of carbon dioxide. Produced in tandem with National Geographic Channel’s groundbreaking new miniseries MARS, students will join Andrew Fazekas and prominent Mars experts for a lively conversation that offers a glimpse into the minds of the brilliant scientists and engineers who are working to take our next giant leap. Themes: space, exploration, technology, STEM education. Admission to the National Geographic Museum also included.
Date: 10/21/2016
Time: 10:15 AM            
Length of Event: 1 hour matinee + additional activities if desired
Location: National Geographic Society – Grosvenor Auditorium
1145 17 th St. NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Humanities, Geography, Visual Arts/Photography/Film, Other: STEM
Curriculum Connections: Technology, History & Geography
Grades: 5-12

Mankind to Mars was available in the Fall Lottery

#ADVENTURENOFILTER
Presented by: National Geographic
National Geographic photographer Cory Richards uses his camera to share fascinating stories from some of the planet’s most far-flung and extreme locations. Cory’s journey from the jungles of  Burma, to Africa’s Okavango Delta, and up to the summit of Mt. Everest shows students just how much of our vast, diverse planet is left to explore, record, and share. Themes: exploration, mountaineering, geography, conservation, photography. Admission to the National Geographic Museum also included.
Date: 11/17/2016
Time: 10:15 AM            
Length of Event: 1 hour matinee + additional activities if desired
Location: National Geographic Society – Grosvenor Auditorium
1145 17 th St. NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Humanities, Visual Arts/Photography/Film
Curriculum Connections: History & Geography, Science
Grades: 5-12

#AdventureNoFilter was available in the Fall Lottery

THROUGH THE LENS OF ADVENTURE 
Presented by: National Geographic
Energetic, enthusiastic, and enormously talented, adventure and environmental photographer and filmmaker Keith Ladzinski followed the trail of adventure climbing and filming spires in Antarctica, karsts in China, and a wild jungle tower in French Polynesia. His footage captures the beauty and wonder (and incredible geology) of places that few people ever visit. Keith also documents climate change in America’s National Parks, highlighting the need to protect our planet and its vital ecosystems. Themes: exploration, geography, geology, conservation. Admission to the National Geographic Museum also included.
Date: 3/9/2017
Time: 10:15 AM            
Length of Event: 1 hour matinee + additional activities if desired
Location: National Geographic Society – Grosvenor Auditorium
1145 17 th St. NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Humanities, Geography
Curriculum Connections: History & Geography, Science
Grades: 3-6

Through the Lens of Adventure was available in the December Lottery

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