Discover local wildlife and their habitats, and learn about biologists’ innovative efforts to protect and better understand them.
The Arctic tundra is one of our planet’s most surprising wildlife habitats: an endless snowscape in the winter that bursts with life when summer arrives, drawing migrating species such as caribou, beluga whales, and—most famously—polar bears. Travel to the Canadian Arctic this summer to experience this habitat and its residents up close, using an Arctic research facility in Churchill, Canada, as your base. Choose either the Photography or Wildlife Conservation workshop, and delve into your focus area as you set out to track the intriguing wildlife that has adapted to extreme Arctic conditions.
This summer, travel to Ecuador, one of the world’s most biodiverse countries to learn about wildlife conservation or photography. Begin in the lush Chocó cloud forest before ascending to the Andean páramo, a highland ecosystem considered to be one of the fastest evolving regions on Earth. Then, explore the geologically unique landscapes and extraordinary wildlife of the Galápagos Islands, home to giant tortoises, lava tunnels, equatorial penguins, marine iguanas, and blue-footed boobies. During the program, choose either the Photography or Wildlife Conservation On Assignment theme, and delve into learning under the guidance and expertise of marine biologists, naturalists, photographers, and … Continue reading →
This summer, go into the field and experience conservation in action in Namibia with National Geographic Explorers, leading ecologists, storytellers, and other like-minded high school students. Choose either the Photography or Wildlife Conservation On Assignment theme, and delve into your focus area. Along your journey, photograph iconic African wildlife like elephants, hyenas, giraffes, and oryx on safari; go sea kayaking in Walvis Bay; and climb the dunes of the Namib Desert.