National Geographic Society

The mission of National Geographic is: we believe in the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to change the world. View more information on National Geographic Society education on their website.

 

Virtual Field Trips with National Geographic 

Take your classes on adventures right here in our own community without leaving home! Join National Geographic Explorers in the field – right here in Washington, D.C. – for virtual field trips this fall. Each program features a 20 minute video field trip followed by a 20 minute panel with the Explorers, inviting teachers to submit questions from their students for the Explorers. Materials before the virtual event as well as suggested activities to continue learning will be provided – including a link to sign up for a free digital subscription to Explorer Magazine, a free in school publication filled with stories of science, exploration and discovery! Sign up and view information here.

The Why of Where: Mapping Washington D.C.

Explore the city we call home! National Geographic Geographer Alex Tait will take us on a quick tour of D.C., using maps and other tools to tell us about the history behind the four original cornerstones, the reason behind the design of our streets and parks, and some of the unique aspects of our modern city and its neighborhoods.  National Geographic Explorer and genetics researcher Carter Clinton will then take you to a part of D.C. famous for its role in the historic underground railroad, diving into the role D.C. played in the days of the slave trade. Virtually visit the Woodlawn Museum and learn about the lives of D.C. residents from that time. The virtual tour ends at the Montague Cobb Research Lab at Howard University, where  Carter is researching DNA from these sites to reconstruct some of the mysteries  of our ancestors.

After the field trip, Alex Carter and our host, National Geographic team member Krista Strahan, will answer questions your class may have about the things you have learned.

Date: October 22, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM (40 minutes)

Content Areas: Social Studies, History, Geography

Learning Standards: Common Core Education Standards –English Language Art Standards –History/Social Studies/Civics

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Wild Washington: Urban Wildlife and Ecosystems of Washington D.C.

Take flight with National Geographic Explorer Pete Marra! Join Pete to learn about birds – modern descendants of dinosaurs! –  and the unique birds you can see in your own D.C. neighborhood, their special characteristics and sounds, and what these birds can teach us about our environment. 

After that, Explorer and biologist Gabby Corradino will take us to the Anacostia River to study plankton that live there. Though the plankton is small, it’s vital to our ecosystem and generates most of the oxygen we breathe. Gabby will also show us how to capture plankton, analyze how it forms, and teach us how to protect this very important part of our ecosystem. 

Pete, Gabby and our host, National Geographic team member Krista Strahan, will gather and answer  questions for you and your class at the end of the trip about what you have learned and how you can learn more.

Date: October 29, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM

Content Areas: Geography, Science

Learning Standards: NGSS science standards


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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.) 

*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.)
 

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.)

*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.)

*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.)

*photo credit: Ami Vitale

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