Australia-A group photo in front of Uluru
April 11, 2016 | High School

Environmental studies are incredibly important to the welfare of humanity and the world in which we live.  I have read articles from scientists comparing the Anthropocene extinction we are causing to popping rivets on an airplane.  You don’t know which rivet will cause the plane to crash, but it eventually will.  In the same way,… Read More

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August 8, 2015 | High School

We’ve had the incredible opportunity to snorkel the largest coral reef system in the world, the Great Barrier Reef. We boarded a boat in the morning and spent the day snorkeling three different spots, each with unique biodiversity for us to explore. We got to swim with turtles and some beautifully colored fish, and examine branching corals,… Read More

Trip Leader Lina Collado swimming with a sea turtle in the Great Barrier Reef.  Photo by trip Leader Brett Monroe Garner.
August 20, 2014 | High School

Australia had already been one of the greatest adventures any of us in the National Geographic student group had partaken.  Nothing could have made it better, at least that’s what we thought. On our way to the Daintree rainforest, the oldest rainforest in the world, we met Ulla, an extremely accomplished German photographer, our National… Read More

A koala (which can sleep as much as 20 hours per day).  Photo by student Jennifer S.
July 23, 2014 | High School

Although Australia is known for the iconic wildlife that roams the Outback and swims the Great Barrier Reef, our students didn’t waste any time seeking out and photographing iconic Australian species.  During their first stop in Sydney, students visited the historic Taronga Zoo and Sydney aquarium where they captured the following shots:        … Read More