“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.”
Travel to some of the planet’s most remarkable corners without ever having to leave your chair!
We are surrounded by incredible places here are some of them for you to explore.
17 minute lesson
Welcome to Biosphere 2, the closest thing to Earth… on Earth?
5 minute lesson
Did you know that Mt. Everest is still growing? Let’s explore why!
Morgan’s Inspiration Island is the world’s first ultra-accessible water park, and this remarkable place not only connects kids with the power of fun but is spurring on meaningful innovation!
7 minute lesson
Precious Plastic is reshaping the way people think about plastic waste! They are creating solutions that can be used around the world to recycle plastic.
4 minute lesson
The ancient Cambodian city of Angkor was once home to the largest pre-industrial city in the world. Then, it disappeared, what happened? And how can we learn from their fall?
Mexico’s Crystal Cave is home to some of the planet’s most remarkable crystal formations. After its accidental discovery, it has become a wonder to see!
9 minute lesson
How do you save an environment if you don’t know anything about it? Meet the organization helping people experience waterways before they disappear forever!
6 minute lesson
Birds-of-Paradise are some of the most distinct and beautiful species on Earth. Learn about the project that is documenting these magnificent birds.
8 minute lesson
How can farming help to educate students and empower them to become community leaders? Here’s how MA’O Farms is empowering Hawaiian youth through a unique celebration of cultural traditions!
What happens when you fly a drone too close to a volcano? What kind of life do you find living in one of the planet’s most extreme environments? This journey to the edge of one of the planet’s active volcanoes has some answers!
Ōkunoshima island is overrun with rabbits. This unique place with a strange history teaches us about the fragility of our complex ecosystem.
Artists in Michoacán, Mexico are working magic with copper scraps by turning them into works of art– the ultimate form of recycling!
Jason deCaires Taylor collaborates with the ocean to make beautiful, underwater sculptures that invite viewers to encounter the ocean in a new way.
Innovators at MICRO are making tiny museums that teach us new things everywhere, and they’re doing it all out of a tiny space!
Iceland has suffered the effects of widespread deforestation. Now, the country is looking for innovative ways to get the trees back!
3 minute lesson
Moai–also called the Easter Island Heads–were constructed by Polynesian explorers on the island of Rapa Nui. Find out why!
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