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Winter Lottery

Events taking place from January through March will be available in the Winter Lottery opening on December 2nd.

Exploring the Arctic
Presented by: National Geographic, Student Matinees

Photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva tells stories about our changing planet through the lens of her camera. She’ll take students behind the scenes of her fascinating National Geographic project documenting how people living along the Northern Sea Route in the Russian Arctic are dealing with a world of change—from their economy to their climate. Themes: Siberia, Russia, photography, Arctic, mammoths
Date: 2/25/20
Time: 9:45AM (program begins at 10AM)
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: National Geographic Society, Grosvenor Auditorium, 1145 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, World Languages/Global Studies, Science, Arts, Diversity, Photojournalism
Learning Standards: 5.2.1 – Science and Technology, 9‐12.4 – Geographic Skills, E.1.10 – Environmental Science, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1.C Pose questions,
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1.D Acknowledge new information, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.3 Evaluate a speaker's point of view, MS-LS2-4 Ecosystems, MS-ESS3-4 Earth and Human Activity
Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Ticket capacity: 100 (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.) 
for Exploring the Arctic
*photo credits: National Geographic and Evgenia Arbugaeva

Gombe Stream National Park
Presented by: National Geographic, Student Matinees

Journey to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania with Bill Wallauer, a scientific advisor and famed wildlife filmmaker for the Jane Goodall Institute. Students will travel through lush, dense forests and learn more about the place where Jane Goodall made her groundbreaking discoveries about chimpanzees. Recommended visit to the critically acclaimed exhibition "Discovering Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall." Themes: Film, conservation, geography, chimpanzees
Date: 3/13/20
Time: 9:45AM (program begins at 10AM)
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: National Geographic Society, Grosvenor Auditorium, 1145 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Science, Arts, Filmmaking, conservation, chimpanzees
Learning Standards: 6.R.1 – Research, 5.2.1 – Science and Technology, 5.2.2 – Science and Technology, 9‐12.4 – Geographic Skills, E.1.10 – Environmental Science, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1.C,
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1.D, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4, MS-LS2-4, MS-ESS3-4
Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Ticket capacity: 100 (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)
for Gombe Stream National Park
*photo credit: Michael Nichols

Wild Waters
Presented by: National Geographic, Student Matinees

Go on a scientific adventure through Canada’s diverse and wild rivers, lakes, and coastlines with ecologist Dalal Hanna. Students will learn about the many ways these waters contribute to human well-being and discover how we can foster a more sustainable future. Themes: Ecology, conservation, water, biology, adventure
Date: 3/19/20
Time: 9:45AM (program begins at 10AM)
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: National Geographic Society, Grosvenor Auditorium, 1145 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Content Area: 5.2.1 – Science and Technology, 5.2.2 – Science and Technology, 6.2.2 – Science and Technology, 9‐12.4 – Geographic Skills, E.1.10 – Environmental Science, 6.4.7 – World Geography and Cultures, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2,
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1.C, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1.D, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2, MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design, MS-ESS3-4 Earth and Human Activity
Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Ticket capacity: 100 (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)
for Wild Waters
*photo credit: Jake Dyson

Fantastic Frogs
Presented by: National Geographic, Student Matinees

Conservation biologist Jonathan Kolby is traveling the globe in an effort to combat declines in amphibian populations. Learn more about these fantastic creatures and what is being done to stop frog extinctions across the world. Themes: Frogs, wildlife, conservation, biology
Date: 3/25/20
Time: 9:45AM (program begins at 10AM)
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: National Geographic Society, Grosvenor Auditorium, 1145 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Content Area: Science, conservation, biology, frogs, amphibians
Learning Standards: 5.2.1 – Science and Technology, 5.2.2 – Science and Technology, 9‐12.4 – Geographic Skills, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2, MS-LS2-4, MS-ESS3-4
Grades: 3rd- 8th
Ticket capacity: 100 (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)
*photo credit: Jonathan Kolby

Into the Canopy (In Virtual Reality)
Presented by: National Geographic, Student Matinees

Take a virtual reality expedition into the clouds! Student will adventure with ecologist Kevin McLean through the remote treetops of a Panamanian rainforest on a secluded archipelago in the Caribbean Sea to explore this truly unique tropical location. Themes: Trees, geography, ecology, biodiversity, adventure
Date: 4/3/20
Time: 9:45AM (program begins at 10AM)
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: National Geographic Society, Grosvenor Auditorium, 1145 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Content Area: Science, Technology, Trees, geography, ecology, biodiversity, adventure
Learning Standards: 6.R.1 – Research, 5.2.1 – Science and Technology, 5.2.2 – Science and Technology, 9‐12.4 – Geographic Skills, E.1.10 – Environmental Science, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1.C, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1.D, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4, MS-LS2-4, MS-ESS3-4 Earth and Human Activity
Grades: 8th-12th
Ticket capacity: 100 (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)
for Into the Canopy
*photo credit: Joe Maher

Rhinos, Rickshaws, and Revolutions
Presented by: National Geographic, Student Matinees

Join award-winning photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale as she shares the powerful images that have made her a celebrated storyteller. After seeing how Ami has documented wildlife conservation and chronicled those working to protect nature, students will leave feeling inspired to tell their own stories. Themes: Wildlife, photography, culture
Date: 4/29/20
Time: 9:45AM (program begins at 10AM)
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: National Geographic Society, Grosvenor Auditorium, 1145 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, World Languages/Global Studies, Science, Arts, Wildlife, photography, culture
Learning Standards: 6.R.1 – Research, 5.2.1 – Science and Technology, 5.2.2 – Science and Technology, 9‐12.4 – Geographic Skills, E.1.10 – Environmental Science, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7,
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1.C, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1.D, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4,
MS-LS2-4 Ecosystems, MS-ESS3-4 Earth and Human Activity
Grades: 5th- 8th
Ticket capacity: 100 (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)
for Rhinos, Rickshaws and Revolutions
*photo credit: Ami Vitale


Previous Lotteries

The Secret Life of Wolves
Presented by: National Geographic Society

National Geographic Explorer Ronan Donovan is fascinated by wolves! He has spent much of his life studying how these amazing animals–and other social animals like them–live together in close communities. You’ll hear about some of his surprising discoveries and see his stunning photographic landscapes of Yellowstone and the Arctic.
Date: 10/10/19
Time: 10:15AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location:  National Geographic Society; 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Science, Arts
Learning Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study MS-LS2-4 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations. MS-ESS3-4 Earth and Human Activity Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
Grades: 5th - 8th 
Ticket capacity: 200

Meet the Manatees with Jamal Galves
Presented by: National Geographic Society
Join National Geographic Explorer and Photo Art EDGE Fellow Jamal Galves, who has devoted his life to saving and rehabilitating manatees in his native Belize. He’ll share moving stories and images from his work, and give you and your students ideas for ways to help. Plus, he’ll let you in on a little secret that you may not know: manatees are cute!
Date: 10/18/19
Time: 10:15AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location:  National Geographic Society; 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Science, Arts
Learning Standards: 5.2.2 – Science and Technology Give examples of advances in technology that have positively and/or negatively affected society. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.9 Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1.C Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.3 Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Grades: 5th - 8th 
Ticket capacity: 200

Building the Photo Ark with Explorer Joel Satore
Presented by: National Geographic Society

Hop aboard the Photo Ark! Joel Sartore, a National Geographic Fellow and photographer, will share images of incredible biodiversity of our planet through portraits of critically endangered species. His goal is to highlight the need to protect our planet's animals and wild places. Students will learn how they too can join the conservation effort.
Date: 10/24/19
Time: 10:15AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location:  National Geographic Society; 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, Science
Learning Standards: MS-LS2-4 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations. MS-ESS3-4 Earth and Human Activity Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems. 5.2.2 – Science and Technology Give examples of advances in technology that have positively and/or negatively affected society. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
Grades: 5th - 8th 
Ticket capacity: 200

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