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Fall Lottery

Events taking place from October through December will be available in the Fall Lottery opening on September 9th.

The Secret Life of Wolves
Presented by: National Geographic Society

National Geographic Explorer Ronan Donovan is fascinated by wolves! He has spent much of his life studying how these amazing animals–and other social animals like them–live together in close communities. You’ll hear about some of his surprising discoveries and see his stunning photographic landscapes of Yellowstone and the Arctic.
Date: 10/10/19
Time: 10:15AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location:  National Geographic Society; 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Science, Arts
Learning Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study MS-LS2-4 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations. MS-ESS3-4 Earth and Human Activity Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
Grades: 5th - 8th 
Ticket capacity: 200
for "The Secret Life of Wolves"

Meet the Manatees with Jamal Galves
Presented by: National Geographic Society
Join National Geographic Explorer and Photo Art EDGE Fellow Jamal Galves, who has devoted his life to saving and rehabilitating manatees in his native Belize. He’ll share moving stories and images from his work, and give you and your students ideas for ways to help. Plus, he’ll let you in on a little secret that you may not know: manatees are cute!
Date: 10/18/19
Time: 10:15AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location:  National Geographic Society; 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Science, Arts
Learning Standards: 5.2.2 – Science and Technology Give examples of advances in technology that have positively and/or negatively affected society. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.9 Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1.C Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.3 Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Grades: 5th - 8th 
Ticket capacity: 200
for "Meet the Manatees"

Building the Photo Ark with Explorer Joel Satore
Presented by: National Geographic Society

Hop aboard the Photo Ark! Joel Sartore, a National Geographic Fellow and photographer, will share images of incredible biodiversity of our planet through portraits of critically endangered species. His goal is to highlight the need to protect our planet's animals and wild places. Students will learn how they too can join the conservation effort.
Date: 10/24/19
Time: 10:15AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location:  National Geographic Society; 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, Science
Learning Standards: MS-LS2-4 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations. MS-ESS3-4 Earth and Human Activity Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems. 5.2.2 – Science and Technology Give examples of advances in technology that have positively and/or negatively affected society. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
Grades: 5th - 8th 
Ticket capacity: 200
for "Building the Photo Ark with Explorer Joel Satore"

 

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