Explorer Academy: The Falcon's Feather by Trudi Trueit
National Geographic takes on a new publishing venture with Explorer Academy, a fiction series combining action-adventure with science, technology and world exploration. Twelve-year-old Cruz Coronado is a member of Explorer Academy, an international team of young people training to become the world's future scientists.
The Falcon’s Feather, second in the seven-book series, finds Cruz aboard the academy's flagship and headed to northern aquatic seas. He will be trained to swim in frigid waters and pilot a deep-sea exploratory vessel.
The ship is equipped with fascinating technological gadgets: a helmet with an embedded computerized translator which allows the wearer to communicate with marine animals, clothing with bio-luminescent properties and the ability to change appearance to blend with surroundings, a drone that appears as a tiny insect but can transmit messages.
They killed your mother. They will not hesitate to kill you, too.
The Truth Behind
Meet the real National Geographic Explorers who helped inspire the science in the book series. Watch them in action and find out how they’re changing the world through science and adventure in “Explorer Academy: The Truth Behind.”
Watch Zoltan trap a rattlesnake, extract some blood, and then set the venomous reptile free.
Head into caves and view what might be considered the emojis of ancient civilizations.
Williams dives into frigid arctic waters to find clues to climate change.
These tiny flying drones inspired by insects have tremendous spy potential.