I’m all about laying claim to the world. You can only do this if you are constantly learning about it. Hey, what about learning about the world by actually going to different places and seeing them for you. HOW you ask?
National Geographic for Kids started a contest three years ago for kids. NGK ask young people-ages 8-13-to write an essay about how they explore their community. In 2006, 15 winners went to the Galapagos Islands. In 2007, winners went to South Africa for a safari and this year, winners went to Australia. AMAZING? YES!!!
All winners go on these adventures with one parent and a National Geographic expedition team. EVERYTHING IS PAID FOR BY NGK AND THEIR SPONSORS. You don’t have to wait to be 21 to explore and see the world. There are many opportunities.The deadline for this yearly contest changes, so check http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ for this information. Of course, I’ll let you know as well. The NGK site is a great site to check out often. Check out the video to see the kids who went to the Galapagos Islands and their adventure there. They had a blast. More kids of color need to participate in this contest. Please spread the word. Here's the link to the video
Painting by Earl Keleny.( Check his work out to!)