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On Wednesday, Sept. 26, National Geographic Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist Jonathan Baillie testified before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at a hearing titled Cleaning Up the Oceans: How to Reduce the Impact of Man-Made Trash on the Environment, Wildlife, and Human Health? Jonathan was joined by Cal Dooley, president and…

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Virtual reality (VR) has proven to be a powerfully immersive medium with the capacity to take its viewer anywhere and at any time solely through the use of a VR headset. The National Geographic Society has invested in VR and other cutting edge technologies in order to build on its established legacy of using photography…

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One year after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas Gulf Coast, National Geographic Photo Camp was in Houston, Texas, helping local high school and college students tell their city’s story of loss, rebuilding and community. National Geographic joined forces with 21st Century Fox to bring Photo Camp to Houston as a follow-up to 21CF’s support of disaster relief efforts after the storm.

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National Geographic’s fall/winter 2018-19 live event lineup transports audiences from Washington, D.C., to the most remote areas of Africa, the deepest yet-to-be explored parts of our ocean, the deserts of ancient Egypt and the hoodoos of Bears Ears National Monument. This season offers inspiring film screenings and talks, interactive happy hours with National Geographic Explorers,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 Odifereflects on…

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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…

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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 livestreamedan 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…

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