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Almanac 2020

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Get inspired for the 2020 Challenge by the work of these Nat Geo explorers!

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Ocean Explorer - Ep. 7

Oceanographers explore the deep sea with underwater vehicles, cameras and high tech equipment. Katy Croff Bell tells us more about her job studying the depths of the ocean in "Best Job Ever."

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Spaceship Designer - Ep. 13

As a space architect, Constance Adams has designed vehicles for human exploration of space. Learn more about her and her out of this world career in this episode of "Best Job Ever."

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Glacial Ghost - Ep. 5

Skiing the steep mountains of Greenland isn't just fun for adventure activist Natalie Segal—it's helping bring attention to climate change.

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Drone Designer - Ep. 10

David Lang built a treasure finding drone! Learn more about low cost exploration in this episode of "Best Job Ever."

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Wildlife Photographer - Ep. 16

Wildlife photographer Joel Sartore takes pictures of endangered animals! Learn more about PhotoArk and his mission to save endangered species through photography in this episode of "Best Job Ever."

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Lions - Ep. 4

Lions are amazing animals. Discover some of the cool facts about where they live, their family life and daily habits in this episode of Things You Wanna Know!

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Astrophysicist - Ep. 8

Exploring stars, planets, galaxies, black holes, and blazers are part of an Astrophysicists’ work. Meet National Geographic Explorer and Astrophysicist Jedidah Isler in "Best Job Ever."

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Chipmunk Recorder - Ep. 9

Do you speak chipmunk? Behavioral ecologist Charlene Couchoux is trying to learn by capturing their sounds with supersonic microphones.

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Sharks - Ep. 1

Sharks are smart, sleek and totally misunderstood. Discover what they eat, how they spot prey, their sense of smell and other cool facts you didn’t know about sharks on this episode of Things You Wanna Know.

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Guerrilla Geographer - Ep. 12

Daniel Raven-Ellison is a guerrilla geographer experiencing nature in new ways in this episode of "Best Job Ever."

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Bug Builder - Ep. 4

Check out these tiny robots based on bugs created by electrical engineer Robert Woods.

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Apollo 11: The First Moon Walk - Ep 3

Discover the facts and see the NASA footage from the first ever walk on the moon. Find out what it took and the dangers astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin faced.

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Check out the winning posters from last year’s Lions Forever Almanac Challenge!

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Chas A., 11, Atlanta, Georgia

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Lilah P., 10, St. Louis, Missouri

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Daniel K., 10, St. Paul, Minnesota

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Paige W., 12, Hayden, Idaho

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Frida L., 12, Corinth, Texas

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Mariam S., 11, Prairie Village, Kansas