National Geographic has launched a fun project that mixes nature studies, photography, geography and fun.
The Great Nature Project is a worldwide attempt to set a world record for the largest online photo album of animals.
National Geographic says:
“The Great Nature Project is a worldwide celebration of the planet and its wonders. People of all ages are invited to appreciate nature by taking pictures of plants and animals in their worlds, and then sharing those pictures with the whole world. Together we’ll create a global snapshot of the Earth’s incredible biodiversity—and try for a Guinness World Records® Title for the largest-ever online album of animal photos!
The Great Nature Project is one of the largest initiatives National Geographic has ever created, but we need your help to pull it off. So get outside, explore, and connect, and join us for a project as big as the world itself.”
Kids in particular are asked to help set the world record for animal photos. National Geographic Kids says:
We know you love exploring. So why not take a picture to show the world? Join National Geographic’s Great Nature Project to share your awesome outdoor photos with kids all over the world. BONUS: All the animal pictures will help set a Guinness World Records title! We need 100,000 photos of animals to set this record. So get your friends, family—even your entire school—to send us animal pictures!
Participants can submit any nature photos of plants or animals to take part. Just upload the photo to Flickr, Instagram or or Twitter with the hashtag #GreatNature. To include your photo in the world record challenge, it should be of an animal and include the hashtag #animal, too.
Kids under 13 can take part through Kids My Shot:
How to Participate:
- Take a picture of an animal in nature—a butterfly, a squirrel, even your pet outside. (The animal must be a major part of the photo, which must be at least 300 x 300 pixels.)
- Grab a parent and upload your photos to NG Kids My Shot
- Hashtag the photo #GreatNature and #animal.
- Take more photos of animals! You can upload as many as you want, as long as they are all different.
You can find other ways to participate, such as joining in at Project Noah, here.
Be sure to check out the highlighted collections by notable people and groups such as award-winning wildlife photographer Joel Sartore, Beverly Joubert, Google maps, Jewel and eButterfly, and those posted by celebrities like Michelle Obama and Selena Gomez.
This is a fabulous way to get kids excited about nature studies, learn about animals around the world, get outside and take part in something exciting.
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