Explorers Festival

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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Solipsism is the belief in the idea that my self and my mind is the only thing that I can be certain of. If this is something people struggle with, then a path to overcoming it would be found in the last two days of the Explorers Festival. This past Saturday a main question was…

Changing Planet, Human Journey, Wildlife

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If yesterday was a day in which we focused on the connections and the connective tissue that we share by being part of this planet and thanks to our work at National Geographic, then today is the day that we identify some of the catalysts, some of the sparks, that will be ignited. On the…

Changing Planet, Human Journey, Wildlife

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We are always part of interrelated processes of momentary events. That is what one of my mentors in college used to explain to us, his students, during the Buddhist Philosophy course. He was teaching us about the interconnectivity of it all, according to a buddhist system of thought called abhidharma. Nothing is independent. Everything is interdependent….

Changing Planet, Human Journey, Wildlife

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Partnership will support research and invention, promote conservation, and inspire the next generation of explorers Built on 63 years of collaboration to foster scientific discovery and encourage conservation Partnership Will Have Five Year Focus on the Oceans, Poles and Mountains National Geographic and Rolex today announced a first of its kind global and multiplatform partnership in exploration, building on an……

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Rosamira Guillen, executive director of Fundación Proyecto Tití, an organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of Colombia’s cotton-top tamarin, is the 2017 winner of the National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in Latin American Conservation. Dr. Olivier Nsengimana, a veterinarian and founder of the Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association, is this year’s recipient of the National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for……

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The National Geographic Society today announced the full talent lineup for its Explorers Festival, a weeklong celebration of exploration, science and innovation in Washington, D.C., June 12-18. This year’s event welcomes a fascinating community of scientists and conservationists, storytellers and changemakers for two days of inspirational and thought-provoking presentations. Vital topics include new challenges in conservation, how citizen science is……

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