Projects made possible with Support from National Geographic
Global Citizen Science Infographics
We partnered with National Geographic to create a series of infographics that help to visualize and operationalize the work of global citizen science. Click on the links below to be taken to each infographic, which can be found in the National Geographic Resource Library. Each infographic is available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Global Citizen Science Learning Modules
In partnership with National Geographic, we developed the educator-centered course, Learning through Citizen Science. This self-paced, on-demand course takes you through the following learning journey:
Kern High Student Storytelling Fellows
Click the embedded link above to read, listen, and watch their stories.
During the 2021-2022 academic year, with funding from the National Geographic Society, we launched a Kern High Students Storytelling Fellowship. For this fellowship, we selected 25 high school students from 8 different high schools in the Kern High School District. The students took three #GenGeo Storytelling for Impact courses in video, audio, and photography and applied their learning to tell stories of environmental (in)justice in the San Joaquin Valley. As a capstone experience, the students attended a co-design retreat at Sequoia National Park and began to engage their stories as anchors and guideposts for a student-led professional development for teachers. This curriculum will be available during Summer 2023.
National Geographic Slingshot Challenge
About the Challenge
The Slingshot Challenge is designed for youth, age 13-18, who want to be a change-maker in their community. Through the Challenge, participants can work individually or in teams of up to 6 to create a one-minute video that brings attention to a chosen issue, explains their solution idea, and inspires others to join.
About our Cohort
Those who sign up for our California-specific cohort for the Slingshot Challenge will receive:
Funding to try our their solution idea through small-scale experimentation
Invitation to our Spring 2023 Student Storytelling Festival
Check out our resources for Slingshot Participants here.