‘The National Geographic Kids Almanac 2021’ and Almanac Challenge are here!

The latest installment of the New York Times best-selling kids’ almanac is packed with incredible photos, maps, explorer profiles, games, activities, challenges, fast facts and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, conservation and more.

The National Geographic Kids Almanac – and the Almanac Challenge, which always features a National Geographic Explorer – are designed to inspire young readers to learn about and become more involved with the world around them.

Nearly nine million tons of plastic enter the ocean each year, which is the equivalent of unloading a dump truck of plastic into the ocean every minute.

The Kids vs. Plastic Almanac Challenge 2021 is designed to encourage kids to share the creative ways they’ve been able to reduce plastic waste in their home and in their community, which will keep habitats healthy for humans and animals.

As a part of this year’s challenge, kids can learn about the 10 tips to reduce plastic, in addition to taking the Kids vs. Plastic pledge to get their Planet Protector certificate and to find out what they can do to fight trash.

One Grand Prize winner will have their name and entry title printed in the NGK Almanac 2022 and their entire essay will be posted on natgeokids.com. They’ll also win a copy of the Almanac!

The National Geographic Kids Almanac Challenge is now in its fifth year. Last year for the Almanac’s 10th anniversary, kids thought 10 years into the future to envision a change that would make the world better.

The winner of the 2020 Almanac Visionary Challenge had a revolutionary idea to rid the ocean of plastic waste to save marine life.

Other great ideas submitted last year included creative ways to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans and on land, converting trash to energy, finding a cure for cancer, going vegetarian, and developing new medicines from invasive species.