The National Geographic GeoChallenge is a project-based, multilevel competition that empowers students in grades four through eight to develop creative solutions to today’s urgent environmental problems.
Students form teams of between four and six people and—through research, collaboration, and creativity—take action on a real-world environmental issue. Along the way, students present their ideas through mapmaking, model building, and video production. Combining science, geography, and communication skills, GeoChallenge teams generate solutions to critical issues, just like National Geographic Explorers.
Teams with the best projects can advance to the regional and national levels of the competition. The GeoChallenge is open all U.S. schools (private, public, home) and community groups/informal education organizations and there is no charge to register.