National Geographic Launches Initiative Connecting College Students with Innovative Changemakers: Inaugural ‘National Geographic On Campus’ program premieres at University of Miami

The National Geographic Society announced its new initiative, National Geographic On Campus, an inspiring event designed to unleash the spirit of exploration in college-age students that features live talks, engaging panels and educational workshops. The program will premiere at the University of Miami (UM) in Coral Gables, Florida, on Nov. 9-10, 2018.

The two-day science and storytelling event, developed in collaboration with UM, will bring together National Geographic Explorers—photographers, scientists, storytellers and educators—with UM scholars and local thought leaders for a series of dynamic talks and interactive workshops. Students will have the opportunity to explore local and global issues—from the unique challenges facing Florida to those facing our planet—and the strategies and transformative ideas that can be used to help solve these critical issues.

The program will begin with the World Without Borders Science & Storytelling Symposium, delving into varied pressing topics such as: illegal wildlife trafficking, immigration and immigrant identities, and how to inspire positive change via storytelling. The following day consists of a full slate of National Geographic-led workshops, where attendees will gain real-world skills during hands-on classes covering photography, investigative journalism, public speaking and more.

This initiative will also offer attendees the opportunity to engage directly with National Geographic staff to acquire information about projects and grant programs available to students for advancement in a variety of disciplines.

The campus-wide event is open to all current undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and UM faculty and staff. For more information and to view the complete two-day schedule, visit

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