National Geographic : 2014 Apr
136 national geographic • April 2014 ng connect Every month this page features our staff picks of National Geographic Society products and events. For more go to nglive.org. NatioNal GeoGraphic oN tV exhibit lecture blog triP photos (from top): derek whipple, bbc worldwide ltd; ken geiger, ngm staff; justin reznick, getty images Book of the Month Mission: Animal Rescue Packed with true stories, striking photography, and fun facts, this new series is for kids who love animals and are passionate about saving them. Read about a lioness raising her cubs. Get tips from explorers in the field. Try hands-on rescue activities. The lion and wolf editions are available April 8; look for more titles soon ($12.99). nATionAl PARks explore yellowstone, denali, the grand canyon, and zion (right) on naturalist-led expeditions, active adventures, and family trips. see all the itineraries at ngexpeditions.com/nationalparks. PhenoMenA National Geographic’s spirited science writers take on dinosaurs, genetics, new discoveries, quirky theories, and more on our phenomena blog. go to phenomena .nationalgeographic.com for fresh posts from Virginia hughes, brian switek, ed yong, and carl zimmer. lens of AdvenTuRe bryan smith finds innovative ways to film in extreme locations. join him for stories of what goes on behind the scenes during the making of a national geographic film. speaking dates in the united states and canada are listed at nglive.org. eARTh exPloReRs this interactive exhibit introduces visitors to diverse environments, including rain forests, the poles, and the african savanna—where michael “nick” nichols (left) photographed lions. the exhibit runs through september 1 at the museum of science and industry in chicago. Visit msichicago.org for tickets. life Below Zero imagine a place where the arctic circle is 200 miles to the south and the nearest neighbor is several hours away. this is remote alaska, and its few human inhabi- tants are a rugged bunch. find out how they manage day to day—from traveling by sled dog (left) to warding off hungry grizzly bears. it’s all part of Life Below Zero, back for its second season this month on the national geographic channel.