March – 2011 – Nat Geo TV Blogs

Archives for March, 2011

Expedition Week Full Trailer

Expedition Week starts this Sunday at 9P et/pt. Check out the full trailer for a sneak peak at the 13 premieres happening across seven nights!

Sled Dogs

Recently the dog sled sport and tourism activity has been under a lot of scrutiny. At present there is no law enforcement who inspect, license or regulate companies that offer sled rides (although several organizations recommend food, water, exercise and kennel size standards). Many operators are pushing for new legislation that enforce an industry standard.So…

Today’s Featured Artifacts

Get excited, some really cool artifacts and prizes are available today. On your tiny Mission Expedition exploration, you may come across a National Geographic portable solar charger. Recharge your iPod, iPhone, GPS, digital camera, MP3 player and most cell phones with this portable powerhouse! Of course there are plenty of amazing DVDs along the way,…

Today’s Featured Artifacts!

Check out some of today’s artifacts to keep a look out for: Still up for grabs is a Tibetan chime of compassion and an ancient Roman coin necklace thanks to our friends at the Nat Geo Store. Also be on the lookout for an 1888 London Times newspaper that was one of the first to…

Plan of Action

Trevor Frost is an explorer, field biologist, photographer, and conservationist. He has spent the last 5 years working with scientists and conservation groups to save endangered wildlife and wild places. I’d like to stop poaching in national parks in Indonesia by starting in Sumatra. In Sumatra I’d like to focus on stopping poaching in three national…

We Are Clearcutting Our Oceans, Too

Dash Masland is a Marine Biologist and National Geographic Young Explorer Grantee, whose passion has been marine mammal conservation for practically her entire life. The ocean covers 71% of our planet and yet remains 95% unexplored.  What we already know is that the oceans support close to 50% of all life on earth, but imagine what…

Mission Expedition is Here!

From now until April 9th, you can virtually get in line to drive a miniature robotic train through re-creations of four Expedition Week characters’ hometowns. Drive through Gladiator’s Colosseum, Cannibal’s Papa New-Guinea village, Jack the Ripper’s London circa 1888, and the Abominable Snowman’s Himalayas.  Along the way, if you’re lucky enough to spot an artifact,…

Westminster’s Debut Dog Breeds

There are six newly- recognized dog breeds debuting at the Westminster Kennel Club’s 135th Annual All Breed Dog Show in New York City next week. Get to know these pageant pooches and pick your faves for Best in Show! Bluetick Coonhound  “Blueticks are scent hounds… they hunt in the swamps of North Carolina,” owner Susan…

Parks In Peril

Trevor Frost is an explorer, field biologist, photographer, and conservationist. He has spent the last 5 years working with scientists and conservation groups to save endangered wildlife and wild places. Parks around the world are in peril. Everyday there are alarming reports of illegal logging, mining, and poaching inside parks from the United States to Vietnam.…

I Heart Poop

Dash Masland is a Marine Biologist and National Geographic Young Explorer Grantee, whose passion has been marine mammal conservation for practically her entire life.  Seriously.  I know that poop tends to make some people squeamish.  But, honestly, I think it may be one of the greatest tools for studying elusive animals.  It’s not like marine mammals…