To bring its iconic storytelling and science-based educational content to families and educators at the time of a global pandemic
The global platform (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/family/at-home-education-resources/) serves as a Free Virtual Base Camp for Parents and Teachers for Science-Based Content
As the coronavirus global pandemic has resulted in widespread school closures and stay-at-home guidelines, National Geographic is responding to the needs of families and educators with NatGeo@Home, a free centralized digital resource for families looking to fill the gap with practical, educational, inspiring and entertaining content designed to keep families connected to the natural world and the science behind it.
NatGeo@Home, a useful resource to keep kids productively occupied during these extreme times, combines the enriching educational resources of the National Geographic Society with the fun and informational offerings of National Geographic Kids to create an online hub to help future explorers fill their time and their minds. From boredom busters and games, to videos and live daily talks with National Geographic Explorers, NatGeo@Home aims to help inspire young people and support caregivers by offering a one-stop destination from a brand they know and trust.
Developed by education and science journalists, NatGeo@Home offers a window to the world and a way to navigate the new normal of being parents and educators at the same time. It also provides access to the National Geographic Society’s Learn at Home portal. "To support educators and families, we’ve curated K-12 resources designed to spark curiosity, engage learners, and ignite the spirit of exploration by bringing the wonder of the world to students," said Dr. Vicki Phillips, executive vice president and chief education officer at the National Geographic Society. The site also provides families expert advice and valuable information to help navigate this challenging time, including access to National Geographic’s in-depth reporting on COVID-19.