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The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the National Geographic Society announced today the selection of the 2018-2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows. They are: Jennifer Gil, an environmental scientist who will travel to Panama to collect microalgae samples, documenting her findings for the world in both Spanish and English through blogging, microscopic pictures and……

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Yesterday, Microsoft and National Geographic Society announced a new, joint grant program that will equip explorers working on the most challenging environmental issues of the 21st century with the most advanced technologies available today. “AI for Earth Innovation” grants will fund new solutions that leverage AI and cloud technologies to monitor, model and manage Earth’s natural resources. Application forms are……

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For 130 years, the National Geographic Society has been exploring the planet, making new discoveries and inspiring people around the world to create positive change. To accelerate transformative change and exponential solutions to the world’s biggest challenges by harnessing data, technology and innovation, the Society has launched a new initiative: National Geographic Labs. The three Labs — Exploration Technology, Geographic……

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The theme of this year’s National Geographic Explorers Festival was “Connecting to Ignite Change.” This theme was present in all the panels, activities, and conversations that were had on stage, as well as in the energy of the party, film festival, and awards. But what happens after Explorers Festival wraps up? What kinds of projects can come out of this……

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For 130 years, National Geographic has been working to help explain the world and all that’s in it, supporting storytellers who help shine a light on the shared human experience and demonstrate the power of science and exploration to change the world. In order to continue this mission, the Society has launched new fellowship opportunities for four visionary storytellers. Nominated……

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Last year, the National Geographic Society and Zoological Society of London (ZSL) launched the National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellowships, which support on-the-ground conservation efforts to help save species featured in the National Geographic Photo Ark. The Nat Geo Photo Ark EDGE Fellowships will leverage the power of photographer Joel Sartore’s captivating portraits to bring attention to the global extinction……

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WHO/WHAT: The preliminary round of the 30th annual National Geographic Bee was held today, Monday, May 21. The top 10 finishers — from the field of 54 state-level champions who took part in the prelims — will compete in the final round to be held at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 23. First prize is……

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Each year, National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions select a group of highly respected educators from the United States and Canada as Grosvenor Teacher Fellows in recognition of their commitment to geographic education. As the 12th group of National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows prepare to embark on their expeditions, 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Emilia Odife reflects on her experience with the……

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For more than 130 years, National Geographic has invested in bold people and transformative ideas across the globe, striving to build a diverse community of explorers working to create a planet in balance. On International Women’s Day, we're celebrating all the women who fearlessly push boundaries and inspire the next generation of changemakers. Who will you inspire? Watch and share at……

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On February 15, in partnership with the National Audubon Society, BirdLife International and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Geographic Society hosted and livestreamed an event at the Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., featuring global thought leaders in the study and conservation of birds. The event is part of the Society’s efforts to mark the centennial of the Migratory……

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National Geographic’s spring 2018 D.C. live event lineup is sure to entertain with experiences for all ages. This spring season offers engaging student and family matinees, live talks, and happy hours with National Geographic Explorers. Hear from veteran photojournalists, conservationists and storytellers like National Geographic Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore, National Geographic photographer Steve Winter, and National Geographic Explorers Wade……

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From Jan. 9 – 12, the National Geographic Society welcomed renowned photographers for its annual Photography Seminar. The theme of this year’s seminar, “Photography for Change,” reflects the vital contributions photographers have made to National Geographic for almost 130 years as well as the increasingly critical role photography is playing in driving awareness, engagement and progress. Today, there are so many……

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The National Geographic Society is committed to educating students about the world, empowering them to succeed and encouraging them to make the world a better place by becoming global citizens. In order to support this mission, the Society launched new fellowship opportunities for educators in the 2017-2018 school year. The Education Fellows support innovative project development and project leadership, share……

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Did you know that almost half the energy needed to power National Geographic Society headquarters now comes from solar energy? National Geographic is purchasing the renewable resource from Baker Point Solar, Cypress Creek Renewables’ first solar site in Maryland, a facility that also provides an important habitat for pollinators like bees and butterflies, helping to maintain a planet in balance.……

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