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Spring Lottery

The Spring Lottery is now closed and will open on March 4th.

Protecting Africa's Elephants
Presented by: National Geographic Society
Students will explore the valley grasslands, woodland savannas, and lush rain forests of Mozambique’s exceptionally biodiverse Gorongosa National Park with conservation ecologist Dominique Gonçalves, who is working to save its elephants.
Date: 5/15
Time: 10 AM (classes should arrive at or before 9:50)
Length of Event: 1 hr + option to stay additional hour to explore museum
Location: Grosvenor Auditorium at National Geographic Society, 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film, Science/STEM
Curriculum Connections: Science, Technology, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning (continued), History/Geography
Grades: 5th - 8th
Ticket capacity: 200 per date. (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

Supplementary Materials: 
Organization will provide interactive prep materials (movie, music recording, or online activities) for the students and teachers to utilize prior to the AHFES experience., Organization plans to have a family engagement component and send materials to parents about the organization and offer incentives for families to return.

 for Protecting Africa's Elephants

Exploring the Universe
Presented by: National Geographic Society
Students will explore our place in the universe with astronomer and National Geographic Explorer Munazza Alam. They’ll discover amazing facts about the atmospheres of exoplanets, planets outside our solar system, and how they formed. Students will also learn about mysterious brown dwarfs, the astronomical objects that form like stars but cool and fade over time to resemble gas giant planets like Jupiter.
Date: 3/14
Time: 10 AM (classes should arrive at or before 9:50 AM)
Length of Event: 1 hr + option to stay additional hour to explore museum
Location: National Geographic Society - Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic Society , 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Science/STEM
Curriculum Connections: (Science, Technology, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning (continued), History/Geography)
Grades: 5th - 8th.
Ticket capacity: 200 per date. (Groups of around 50 students or less are preferred.)

Supplementary Materials: Organization will provide interactive prep materials (movie, music recording, or online activities) for the students and teachers to utilize prior to the AHFES experience, Organization plans to have a family engagement component and send materials to parents about the organization and offer incentives for families to return.

for Exploring the Universe


Previous Lotteries

Trash Talk: How to Save the Planet (Winter)
Presented by: National Geographic Society

Every choice we make affects our environment. National Geographic Explorer Lillygol Sedaghat will talk to students about recycling and conscious consumerism and transform student's perception of trash from something disposable to something valuable.
Date: 3/21/2019
Time: 10 AM
Length of Event: TBD
Location: National Geographic Society,1145 17th St NW Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film, Science/STEM
Curriculum Connections: Science, Technology, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning (continued), History/Geography
Grades: 5th-8th
Ticket capacity: 200 per date. (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

Supplementary Materials: Organization will provide interactive prep materials (movie, music recording, or online activities) for the students and teachers to utilize prior to the AHFES experience.

 for Trash Talk

When Women Ruled the World (WInter)

Presented by: National Geographic Society
Date: 3/7/2019
Time: 10AM
Length of Event: TBD
Location: National Geographic Society ,1145 17th St NW Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies
Curriculum Connections: Science, History/Geography
Grades: 5th-8th
Ticket capacity: 100 per date. (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

Galápagos (Winter)
Presented by: National Geographic Society
Students will explore the legendary Galápagos Islands with marine scientist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala to see in incredible detail the beauty of these wild places and learn why they need protecting.
Date: 3/5/2019
Time: 10AM
Length of Event: TBD
Location: National Geographic Society ,1145 17th St NW Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film, Science/STEM
Curriculum Connections: Science, Technology, History/Geography
Grades: 5th-8th
Ticket capacity: 200 per date.

Guillermo de Anda Student Matinee 
Presented by: National Geographic Society
Enter the hidden world of caves with underwater archaeologist and National Geographic Explorer Dr. Guillermo de Anda. Guillermo will take students on a fascinating journey deep underwater where he’s found Maya treasures that have been untouched for centuries!
Date: 10/19/18
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location:  National Geographic Society - Grosvenor Auditorium; 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Science / STEM
Curriculum Connections: Science, Technology, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, History/Geography
Grades: 5th - 8th Grade
Ticket capacity: 200 (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)

Supplementary Materials: Guillermo de Anda 

Jodi Magness Student Matinee
Presented by: National Geographic Society

Dig into ancient civilizations with archaeologist and National Geographic Explorer Dr. Jodi Magness! Jodi makes long-gone cultures and modern research come alive for students. She guides them through some of her most exciting excavations and discoveries, including at the age-old village of Huquq in Israel’s Galilee, where she has been excavating an amazing fifth-century synagogue paved with beautiful and unique designs.
Date: 11/29/18
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location:  National Geographic Society - Grosvenor Auditorium; 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Discipline:  Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film, Science / STEM
Curriculum Connections: Science, Technology, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, History/Geography
Grades: 5th - 8th (SPECIALLY RECOMMENDED FOR 7TH GRADE)
Ticket capacity: 200 per date (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)

Supplementary Materials: Jodi Magness

Bob Ballard Student Matinee
Presented by: National Geographic Society

National Geographic Explorer-at-Large Dr. Bob Ballard is best known for his historic discoveries of the Titanic wreckage and hydrothermal vents, places where life does not depend on the sun. During his long career he has conducted more than 150 deep sea expeditions using the latest in exploration technology. Bob will dazzle students with stories from his amazing expeditions, and inspire them to make their own discoveries! 
Date: 10/25/18
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location:  National Geographic Society - Grosvenor Auditorium; 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film, Science / STEM
Curriculum Connections: Science, Technology, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, History/Geography
Grades: 5th - 8th Grade
Ticket capacity: 200 (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)

Supplementary Materials: Bob Ballard

Meg Lowman Student Matinee 
Presented by: National Geographic Society

Climb up to the top of the rain forest with canopy biologist Dr. Meg Lowman, better known by her nickname, Canopy Meg! Many years ago, Meg pioneered the idea of studying biodiversity from up in the treetops. But she can’t study trees if there are no trees left, so she climbed back down to earth to advocate for conservation. Meg will share the beauty and wonder of the rain forest with students, inspiring them to do their part to protect it for years to come. 
Date: 9/21/18
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location: National Geographic Society - Grosvenor Auditorium; 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Science / STEM
Curriculum Connections: Science, Technology, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, History/Geography
Grades: 5th - 8th Grade
Ticket capacity: 200 per date (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

Supplementary Materials: Meg Lowman

M Jackson Student Matinee
Presented by: National Geographic Society

Geographer, adventurer, environmental educator, and National Geographic Explorer Dr. M Jackson studies glaciers and climate change. She’s worked for over a decade in the Arctic, chronicling climate change, guiding backcountry trips, and exploring glacial systems. Her vivid storytelling will transport students into the Arctic world, humanize climate change, and inspire action. 
Date: 11/16/18
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location:  National Geographic Society - Grosvenor Auditorium; 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Discipline:  Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film, Science / STEM
Curriculum Connections: Science, Technology, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, History/Geography
Grades: 5th - 8th Grade
Ticket capacity: 200 per date (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

Supplementary Materials: M Jackson

 

 

 

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