My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone.
I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes
and vegetable gardening – corn, tomatoes, cucumbers,
I have a big garden every year.
– Emanuel Steward
Learning to Play Guitar
Discover the joy of playing, reading, and understanding music from a master teacher, in this hands-on course.
The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America
Let an internationally celebrated birding expert and National Geographic introduce you to the joys of birding across the North American continent.
The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography
National Geographic photographers Michael Melford and Tim Laman reveal their stories and secrets about what makes for great landscape and wildlife photography.
How to Grow Anything: Make Your Trees and Shrubs Thrive
Discover everything you need to make trees and shrubs a manageable investment. A horticulturist and certified arborist takes you through different landscapes, climates, and seasons to reveal strategies.
How to Grow Anything: Food Gardening for Everyone
Learn to grow fresh food right outside—or inside—your home with these 12 lessons full of tips and tricks for novice gardeners and green thumbs alike.
Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language
Experience the fastest and most direct way to learn Spanish—a beautiful and highly useful language—in this course that covers the curriculum of a first semester college course in Spanish.
Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language
Take your Spanish to the next level with an engaging and amazingly effective language-learning system.
Fundamentals of Photography
Get an in-depth and highly interactive tutorial on how to take better photographs in this thorough course taught by an award-winning National Geographic photographer.
Fundamentals of Photography II
Take a deeper dive into the art of great photography and learn to apply skills, tips, and tricks with a National Geographic photographer out in the field.
The Fundamentals of Travel Photography
Learn how to record your travels just like the professionals, led by an acclaimed National Geographic photographer.
The Art of Travel Photography
An award-winning National Geographic photographer presents a cohesive set of best practices for getting great photos when you take your camera on the road!
National Geographic Masters of Photography
Go inside the creative process of 12 National Geographic photographers and gain insights into how to approach your own images and improve your photographs.
How to Draw
Experience the joy of drawing—a skill anyone can learn—in this brilliantly designed course that teaches you how to draw landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and more.
Investigate the fascinating field of modern robotics in 24 lectures by a brilliant roboticist.
Fundamentals of Sustainable Living
Learn practical strategies for sustainable living that can help you cut costs, live healthier, and promote a more regenerative world.
Our Night Sky
Gain a superb introduction to the wonders of the night sky with this course—taught by an award-winning astronomer—that explores the fundamentals of stargazing.
Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders
Take a tour of the most mysterious and beautiful phenomena of Earth's sky with this course packed with stunning images from telescopes and detailed animations.
How to Play Chess: Lessons from an International Master
Whether you're a novice or a seasoned player, these 24 lessons on gameplay and strategies will boost your skills and turn you into a more formidable chess player.
How to Grow Anything: Container Gardening Tips & Techniques
Learn the essential rules of gardening in small spaces with this concise and helpful guide to the art of container gardening.
How to Grow Anything: Your Best Garden and Landscape in 6 Lessons
Learn the fundamental rules of gardening in this clear and useful guide to growing taught by an award-winning horticulturalist.
How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals
Discover how color influences your brain—and how you can use those insights to your advantage—in this eye-opening course from a best-selling author and expert on design.
Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather
Gain new insight into the remarkable meteorological phenomena that surround us with this eye-opening course that probes these mysterious forces of nature.
The Secrets of Mental Math
Learn how to do complex mathematical problems right in your head, with the aid of this fun and useful course that teaches you the secrets behind mental math.
Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy
Unlock the secrets of your family’s long-forgotten past with this course that teaches you the research skills and methodologies of professional genealogists.
I have only one real hobby – my husband.
– Florence Harding