Get a first-person view of life in the field from amphibian and reptile biologist, Edgar Lehr exploring remote areas of Peru for new species of frogs and lizards.
Acclaimed for showcasing cultures from the outer reaches of the globe, D.C. audiences have the opportunity to attend the All Roads Film Festival Thursday, September 26th through Sunday, September 30.
Emerging Explorer Tierney Thys has spent over a decade tracking massive 10-foot long, 5,000-pound ocean sunfish in almost every ocean- and she’s got a thing or two to say about the state of the Big Blue.
Day 2 of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Project and the team gets some company from a gaggle of local school children eager to help them with their fieldwork. The team quickly discovers that they have a lot to learn from the kids too- their unique perspective as islanders and even a dance lesson in how to “dougie”.
NOAA is teaming up with Crittercam to help save one of the oldest species on the planet from habitat loss, growing human hostility, and in some cases, seal killings.
How can something that’s been fossilized for millions of years help us predict the next mass extinction? Jeff Benca gives us some insight into deep time, fossils, and a potential global ecosystem collapse.
Emerging Explorer Dr. Aydogan Ozcan is developing a revolutionary global health solution using one of the most common forms of technology available- the smart phone.
Explorer and biologist Karen DeMatteo has a difficult job—searching for elusive and endangered species of wild cats and dogs. Her best tool? An obsessive dog with a fantastic nose. Check out the first video in the new “Closer Look” series- videos that bring the insider’s view to you.
In case you missed it, we hung out with Sylvia Earle and fellow Aquanauts at Aquarius Reef Base. Enjoy!
“I board the voyaging canoe ‘Hine Moana’, Woman of the Sea. Weather is moving in. We expect rain and strong winds. According to the forecasts, we should make landfall by early morning. As predicted, we arrive to Uliveo at 4 am dropping anchor just off the coast.”
SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) won first place at this year’s UNCCD’s Land for Life Award ceremony and will receive $40,000 to support the development of an integrated agricultural livelihood learning center and demonstration farm located near Cap-Haitian, Haiti.
Sandroing is a unique, maze-like art form. It’s created in a largely uninterrupted path on the sand or ground using one or two fingers. Geometric patterns are formed while artists tell their stories. Like language, these symbols and codes differ from clan to clan and island to island.
This week Elizabeth Lindsey will board a Polynesian voyaging canoe “Hine Moana” bound for the Solomon Islands. Weather permitting, the crew will leave Vanuatu’s Port Vila on the summer solstice stopping briefly on Meskelyne before landing at Honiara where more than 3,000 cultural practitioners from more than 27 countries will gather. Over the next few weeks…
How can swarm theory provide surprising solutions to some of the world’s toughest issues like world hunger and cancer? Tune in to our live conversation on the National Geographic Facebook page Monday, June 11th at 2:30pm ET (6:30pm UTC) to find out! Post your questions there or in the comments section of this blog post. Then tune in for the live interview and post more questions as the conversation develops.
Meet our next Google+ Hangout guests: an oceanographer, a filmmaker, and a bioengineer, all helping to broaden our knowledge of the deep blue sea. To watch, join us right here at this blog Tuesday, June 12 at 2:00pm ET (6:00pm UTC). Post your questions in the comments section of this blog post, then tune in for the live interview and post more questions as the conversation develops.
What a whirlwind of a month it’s been for the SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) team. Last month the team arrived in Cotonou, the capital of Benin, to introduce and demonstrate the process of transforming human waste into rich resources. Since we last caught up with ecologist Sasha Kramer, the team has had many great successes, but also some major setbacks including a team member becoming dangerously ill.
“We’re embarking on a new frontier” – Emerging Explorer Tim Samaras on he’s new plan to chase and photograph lightening in the Southwest.
Five years in the making, this NG explorer has finally returned from his travels in Jordan excavating the site of Ancient Middle East’s first techno-revolution. Learn more about what the team discovered and what’s next on their agenda!
Through her Young Explorer’s Grant, Emily was able to photograph seven different circuses around Mexico City—Circo Hermanos Vazquez, Circo Atayde, and American Circus to name a few. Read more about her adventurers with dancers, ringers, exotic animals, and the opportunity of a lifetime to preform along side them.
Meet this year’s contestants- over 50 students, grades four through eight, who have worked tirelessly to ever expand their geographic knowledge in order to bring the title of GeoBee Champion back to their home state.
“Today we had one of the highlights of our professional careers” -Read how Emerging Explorer Sasha Kramer “explored” a new and unlikely territory: the inside of a 4-year-old latrine.
Hear more about Kenny Broad’s Blue Holes Project, as well as his current project, “Kenny and Zoltan’s Venom Quest” during this week’s live conversation on the National Geographic Facebook page Monday, April 30 at 2:30pm ET (7:30pm UTC). Post your questions there or in the comments section of this blog post. Then tune in for the live interview and post more questions as the conversation develops.
On April 16th, Ed Viesturs and his co-author David Roberts spoke before a sold-out National Geographic Live audience at headquarters in Washington, D.C. The topic: Ed’s obsession with summiting Nepal’s treacherous Annapurna peak, which completed his quest to climb the world’s fourteen 8,000 meter peaks without oxygen. Before the talk, Viesturs answered a few questions that shed interesting light on the person behind the legend.
Join Joyce Maynard as she recounts her self-described “Forrest Gump-ish” travel career and one trip in particular that became the most difficult of her life- a story embarked on under the auspices of NG’s ‘Traveler’ magazine, but has never been published. Tuesday, May 8th at 7:30pm at National Geographic Headquarters in Washington D.C.
On April 17th, at 7:30 pm, a Washington-area audience will have an opportunity to get know these two sides of Ed Kashi – both the award-winning photojournalist who covers the world, and the intensely personal husband, father and man who longs for home.