The Great Nature Project

September 26th, 2013

Help set a Guinness Record for Animal Pictures

When I learned that National Geographic Kids was launching a blog ambassador program, I pursued it with the white hot intensity of a Kyran Pittman who sees something she really, really wants.  Ask Patrick — it is a force of nature. Resistance on the part of NG Kids would have been futile.

Fortunately, resistance was not offered. This was instead:

As one of thirty-three bloggers who were selected to participate in the flagship program, through Feb. 28, 2014, I’ll be bringing you a behind-the-scenes look at National Geographic Kids, including interviews with authors, explorers and editors, as well as sharing some of the cool things NGK does to inspire young adventurers like mine. 

My first official duty was to conference call with LeVar Burton a couple of weeks ago, to talk about kids and reading. Some of you may have followed me live tweeting it

I changed out of my PJs just to take this call with LeVar. That’s how much I care.

This week, I’m enlisting help with setting the Guinness World Record  for the Largest Online Photo Album of Animals.  The Great Nature Project is a 125th anniversary initiative of  the National Geographic Society which celebrates global biodiversity by encouraging people around the world to share nature photos. NG Kids is making it extra fun for families with a challenge to set a world record for the largest online photo album of animals.  The challenge runs through September 29, so grab your camera or smart phone and get outside.

How to Participate:

1) Take a picture of an animal in natureā€”a butterfly, a squirrel, even your pet outside. The animal should be the main focus of the shot.

2) Upload to Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, or NG Kids My Shot making sure to tag it#GreatNature and  #animal (I’ll be posting to my Instagram stream)

Got it? Go outside, snap a critter, use both hashtags, and upload. Great! Go! 


Disclosure: As a National Geographic Kids Insider, I receive a small discount on books, and may receive materials for review, but am otherwise uncompensated. This one is all about the love.

One Response to “The Great Nature Project”

  1. Jeanetta says:

    This is great! OMG LeVar Burton!? I could fly twice as high!

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