From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Allison Citino
Saddle up, parents, teachers, and science
lovers – starting this week, National Geographic has an all new digital hub, NatGeo@Home, tailor-made for
young explorers! Chock full of resources for those looking for a window into
the world through entertaining, science-forward content, this free virtual base
camp is a true boredom buster.
The new hub comes stocked with lessons for educators, hands-on activities, games, quizzes, videos, tips for parents and access to National Geographic Society’s Learn at Home portal – a curated collection of K-12 content made to spark the spirit of exploration. The resources on the site are organized by grade and come equipped with skill-building lessons on social studies, geography, science and more.
Through the Explorer Classroom available on the
hub, kids can meet face-to-face with Nat Geo Explorers through live talks, as film
makers, scientists and others, share their experiences from around the world. Upcoming
Explorer Classrooms include a live chat with a conservationist working to
protect the adorable but endangered cotton-top tamarin monkey and a conversation
with the head of Nat Geo’s Shark Tales team.
NatGeo@Home is also a part of #DisneyMagicMoments, a one-stop shop for some of the best free Disney content for kids, families, and fans. The platform includes offerings from National Geographic, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney Parks and beyond.
But that’s not all! Nat Geo Kids Books is also offering lively learning activities with a new series of downloadable worksheets filled with experiments, and fill-in-the-blank activities. You’ll also find content from popular book series, including the fact-filled Weird But True book, and Zeus the Mighty, a middle-grade series where Greek mythology meets cute talking animals. Browse the site for more great reads and books.