National Geographic : 2012 May
NG CONNECT Free Download of the Month Brownout Oozy Brownout is the musical alter ego of Grammy-winning powerhouse Grupo Fantasma. But where Grupo Fantasma explores contemporary Latin sounds, Brownout harks back to the heyday of Latin funk and soul, updating the sounds of classic acts like Santana for the 21st century. Download a song from the album at natgeomusic.net/free. MAP LECTURE TRIP EXHIBIT APP BRYAN SMITH The National Geographic filmmaker (left) is driven by his passion for adventure sports and conservation. Join him for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to work in some of the most challenging environments on the planet. In Seattle, Washington, May 20-22. Check out nglive.org for tickets. NATIONAL PARKS MAPS Our award-winning app includes high-definition trail maps for 20 national parks. Pinpoint your location, plan your trek, find campgrounds, and more. The app is designed to work off-line, so you'll have map access even without a wireless connection. In the App Store now. PHOTOS: SANDRO VANNINI LEOPARD HEAD ; NICK SOPCZAK BRYAN SMITH • LAND OF THE INCA Journey to Machu Picchu and meet a National Geographic grantee on this eight-day tour of Peru. Expeditions depart throughout 2012. See ngexpeditions.com/peru for details. THE CIVIL WAR Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War with our map of historic sites. Find it at shopng.com/civilwar ($12.95). King Tut in Seattle It's your last chance to view treasures from the pharaoh's world before they're shipped back to Egypt. The exhibit includes this ceremonial leopard head and objects from Tut's tomb. Opens May 24 at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington. Visit pacificsciencecenter.org.