This time last week, over a dozen of our scientists and storytellers descended upon @umiami's campus for our inaugural #NatGeoOnCampus event. From panels on the future of Florida to hands-on workshops—such as a camera trapping intensive led by @carltonward—students got the chance to step inside our Explorers’ shoes and learn what it takes to create change. Here are a few of our favorites from the two-day event. Photos by @torilinder & @dzalcman. #insidenatgeo#natgeounivmiami
Occasionally biologist Jamal Galves (@therealmanateeman) takes a break from protecting Belize's manatee population to inspire the next generation of conservationists. In honor of #manateeawarenessmonth, here's a look back at his surprise visit to a D.C. public school class that completed a science unit on his work. __________ Jamal is a National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow focused on West Indian manatees in Belize. He recently joined us at @univmiami for #NatGeoOnCampus, which connects our scientists and storytellers with students to tackle local and global conservation issues. Stay tuned to learn more about our next event.
Glaciologist, geographer, and National Geographic Explorer @mlejackson has worked in the Arctic for over a decade, chronicling climate change and exploring glacial systems. We asked her what more people should know about glaciers—and what advice she has for aspiring glaciologists—all detailed in our Instagram Stories. 📸: James Bernal
“Every single one of us, every day we live, we make some sort of impact on the planet. If we begin to make ethical choices, then we begin to move toward a better world,” said the remarkable Jane Goodall at this week’s #NatGeoFestHK.
What can we do to keep the story going? @sandesh_kadur creates photos and documentaries to connect people with wildlife they wouldn’t otherwise see. His goal: Bring wildlife & habitat conservation issues to light. __________
This week, we gathered a group of scientists, storytellers, and educators to work toward a planet in balance at our Hong Kong Explorers Festival. More: #NatGeoFestHK
Our @intotheokavango team has spent nearly a decade surveying this near pristine landscape. Now, you can win a trip to see it for yourself and even meet some of the team. Tap the link in our bio to support a great cause and enter to win a Okavango Delta safari. Photo: @kodilu
It's #geographyawarenessweek! Since this week's theme is migration, we're taking a look back at ecologist @arthurmiddleton's work tracking elk migrations in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. As a National Geographic Fellow, Arthur teamed up with photojournalist @joeriis to demonstrate how elks move beyond the boundaries of @yellowstonenps. Photos by Joe Riis. #insidenatgeo
“On my last trip to the Arctic, I noticed something: The things we see now may not stay the same,” said National Geographic Explorer @apple_chavanich today at #NatGeoFestHK. The event brings together Explorers from across Asia to share their stories from the field and work toward a planet in balance. More in our Stories.
Famed polar explorer Robert Peary would've had a hard time navigating through the Arctic without the help of the Inuit community, who played a crucial role in his expeditions. Inuit men worked to lay a trail and supplies along the route, and four stood with him at what Peary believed to be the North Pole (though whether Peary reached the geographic pole continues to be a point of contention).
If you want to document snow leopards like Prasenjeet Yadav, you have to meet them where they are—and they live in some of the harshest conditions on earth. The molecular ecologist, photographer, and Explorer recounts what he learned living in the remote, extremely cold region that the big cats call home. _____________________ @prasen88 joins us in Hong Kong this week for #natgeofestHK. Stay tuned to see more.