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Thank you to all who participated in the 2019-2020 GeoChallenge and developed innovative ways to tackle the challenge of plastic pollution. We were inspired by the incredible solutions and improvements designed by young people across the United States, and we’re energized to continue our momentum as there’s still more work to do to ensure a healthier and more sustainable future for all. The National Geographic GeoChallenge is currently evolving to best enable young people globally to take action in their communities and we’re excited about what’s in store.

Check back here in the coming months for more information on how you can get involved!

Looking for more this summer? Ignite your spirit of exploration from the comfort of home. The National Geographic Education team curated collections of engaging and easy-to-implement resources, including low- and no-tech options, for K–12 students to Learn at Home. The resources explore citizen science, geography, photography, mapping and much more.

Highlights from Last Year's Challenge

Watch our virtual ceremony for regional GeoChallenge qualifiers, featuring National Geographic Explorer Lillygol Sedaghat discussing the issue of plastic waste. Students also played a plastics-themed "Kahoot!"

Updates from the GeoChallenge