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Andrew Howley

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Andrew Howley is a member of the National Geographic Mission Programs team, working to share the stories of NG explorers and grantees online. For more than four years he produced the Home Page of nationalgeographic.com, and helped manage the Society's Facebook page during its breakout year of 2010. He received a BA in Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology from the College of William & Mary in Virginia. His personal interests include painting, running, and reading about history.

2014 Dialogue of Civilizations Opens in Istanbul

What can the ancient world teach us about today’s world? Join the conversation with archaeologists and other experts gathered in Turkey this week.

Finding Your Passion in the National Parks

For as big and wild as the parks are, we have a tendency to put them into a very tiny box, thinking they’re just for summer road trips and photo journeys. It’s good to let them out.

Video: In Search of Wolverine

NG Explorer Gregg Treinsh teamed up recently with scientists and adventurers to collect DNA samples from tracks and scat of wolverines in a remote region of Mongolia. Experience the sights, sounds, and reflections of the team on the expedition.

Landscapes of Golden Gate BioBlitz

With 2,700 students and 300 scientists counting species in these parks, the total effect is much bigger than the sum of its parts. See photos of the wide array of environments covered in this year’s BioBlitz.

BioBlitz Critter Pictures: Slime Time!

The name “BioBlitz” may conjure images of racing around trying to catch a sight of fauna fleet of foot, but in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, there are wonderful creatures to catch that are moving a good deal slower that you are. Exhibit A: The banana slug (photo by Clay Bolt). I watched one…

San Francisco’s Hills, Without the Houses

Northwest view from Mount Barnabe. (Photo by Andrew Howley) As San Francisco prepares for 300 scientists to study its surrounding plants and animals in #BioBlitz 2014, similarly steep hills to the north catch the late afternoon sun and breathe a bit easier, unburdened by houses, streets, and antique cable cars. Still, the human (and specifically…

Be a Part of BioBlitz: Let Nature In

While crowds gather in San Francisco for this year’s 24-hour volunteer wildlife species inventory, there are great and easy ways for you and your family to connect with nature wherever you are.

US/Mexico Border Stories Through Kids’ Eyes

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Jason de León is on a mission: Take 30 kids from the Arivaca community in southern Arizona and team them up with National Geographic photographers to tell the story of life on the US/Mexico border.

Google+ Hangout: Your Questions About Life in Space

Join us for out next Google+ Hangout with explorers and a former astronaut as we discover what life is like in space, how it’s made possible, and more.

Face-to-Face With Ocean Giants

Living on land, interacting mostly only with mammals, it’s hard for most of us to know what it’s like to encounter up-close the strange creatures that dwell beneath the waves. Join two explorers as they share their stories of underwater adventure and inspiration in our next Google+ Hangout.

Ancient Voices Through a Modern Microphone

Hear what indigenous cultures have to say regarding the health of our rivers, and what we need to do to live in better harmony with our natural surroundings.

Call for Scientists to Join Rising Star Workshop 2014

With more than 1200 hominin fossils recovered last November, Lee Berger sends out a call for scientists to help study the bones and reveal them to the world.

A Voice From the Cave: Lee Berger on the NG Weekend Radio Show

After weeks of minute-by-minute updates from the field, Lee Berger finally tells the story of his latest hominid discovery from in its entirety.

Final Day of Excavations

This three-week mission is now drawing to a close, but the magnitude of the early hominid discovery on the Rising Star Expedition means this story is far from over. See how the saga will continue.

Know Your Hominid Skulls

Discover the key features that guide scientists as they work to identify skull pieces recovered on the Rising Star Expedition.