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Geoguessr is an addicting “Where are you?” guessing game utilizing GoogleMaps. You are dropped into a street view scene somewhere in the world. As you explore, identify place clues that allow you to guess the location. Geoguessr will then map out the distance from the actual location.

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Amazonia: The Human Impact

New educational and free resources on the Amazon are available online! Check them out at natgeoed.org/amazon. This collection of activities, case studies, and interactive maps provides students with a holistic picture of the current state of the Amazon rain forest, and raises awareness about the short- and long-term impacts of human activity on its biodiversity. The National Geographic Society supports education as a vital component in conservation. By engaging with these resources, students will acquire integrated and innovative skills to become capable decision-makers, able to identify alternative solutions and weigh trade-offs to make well-reasoned decisions.

 Audubon Summer Workshop

The National Audubon Society is looking for Teachers from Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds for this exciting annual program.

WHAT: Sharing Nature: An Educators’ Week Workshop
WHERE: Hog Island Audubon Camp, Muscongus Bay, Maine
WHEN: JULY 17 – JULY 22, 2016
SCHOLARSHIP: $900 towards $1,095 registration fee (Price includes program, lodging, boat travel, all meals)

Features of Educators’ Week:
Designed for science and non-science educators to generate exciting ideas for creating and incorporating environmental education activities into your curriculum.
Inspiring and experienced instructors will share their favorite approaches, methods, and activities for engaging you, and your students, with nature.
Workshop presentations and guided field trips on the island using techniques in field biology, art, music, photography, theater, journaling, and other disciplines.
Interactive workshop: “Increasing Diversity in Environmental Education” led by Chandra Taylor Smith, Ph.D. Vice President, Community Conservation and Education, National Audubon Society.

TO APPLY: E-mail letter of interest and names & contact info. of  2 professional references to Camp Director Pete Salmansohn at psalmansohn@audubon.org. Awards given on a rolling basis, so early application is strongly suggested.  For details, photos, videos about the camp visit: hogisland.audubon.org.

ESRI Visualize Your Water Challenge

Are you a high school educator in the Great Lakes Basin or Chesapeake Bay Watershed? Help your students prepare to enter the Visualize Your Water Challenge. Submission deadline is February 3, 2016.

The challenge is seeking creative and compelling visualizations of water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and Great Lakes Basin states*. From your local stream to the entire watershed, high school students are challenged to tell the story of nutrient pollution in their region in creative and innovative ways using mapping tools. The challenge launch is only a month away – review Getting Started Guide and Frequently Asked Questions online today! Participating in the VisualizeYour Water challenge will give your students the opportunity to master career-ready technology skills, learn more about nutrient pollution in your local watershed and receive recognition and prizes for their contributions.

This challenge is hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Observing Systems and Esri (contributor of GIS mapping software to K-12 schools under the White House ConnectED Initiative) with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Education in support of the work of the Challenging Nutrients coalition.

*Eligible states: Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin


National Geographic Bee

Do you have geo geniuses at your school?
Give them the chance to compete for $50,000 c19be9bf-2812-42ee-ba96-af5c700681f6in scholarships by registering your school for the National Geographic Bee! This exciting competition starts in the classroom, and it starts with you. Register your school with grades 4-8 at NatGeoBee.com. Schools with financial needs can apply for registration discounts.


Connect Your Classroom with Scientists and Nat Geo Explorers

Join the Adventure! Exploring by the Seat of
Your Pants is a new site created with the goal 304910ce-5b24-45d5-80f2-128170d59893of bringing more science, adventure, and conservation into classrooms around the world through guest speakers and virtual field trips via Google+ Hangouts. Want to take part in a live shark work-up in the Bahamas or chat with a group of adventurers kayaking the Amazon River? These experiences and much more are available for your classrooms for free! Head over to http://www.exploringbytheseat.com and sign up for their newsletter as well as social media pages to get in the loop.


Reserve a Nat Geo Giant Traveling Map

92da85c4-72c5-4721-8774-79a4fb641477Imagine a map as big as a gym floor! Then imagine teaching students on a map of Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Europe, or the Pacific Ocean. Now, stop imagining and rent one to come to your school. Complete a Giant Traveling Map reservation request now!