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The National Geographic Society and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are pleased to announce the second cohort of National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellows. These 13 conservationists will work with Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species in Asia featured in the Photo Ark to help bring them back from the brink of extinction….

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In recognition of their commitment to geographic education, 45 highly respected educators have been selected as the 13th group of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The 2019 Fellows will embark on expeditions to locations including the High Arctic, Alaska, Central America, Antarctica and the Galápagos Islands on board Lindblad Expedition ships to…

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The results are in for the second level of two of National Geographic’s student competitions: the GeoBee State Competition and the GeoChallenge regional competition that took place nationwide on Friday, March 29. More than 4,600 students competed across the United States and territories in National Geographic GeoBee State Competitions. Each GeoBee State Champion received a…

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“The Flinders River rises in the Great Dividing Range and flows into the Gulf of Carpentaria on which continent?” If you answered “Australia”, you’re correct! Thousands of students from across the United States and U.S. territories will test their geographic knowledge in the National Geographic GeoBee State Competition(formerly the National Geographic State Bee)on Friday, March…

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In collaboration with the National Geographic Society, the Kennedy Center will exhibit 100 powerful photographs taken by refugees and underserved youth who have participated in National Geographic Photo Camps over the past several years. Featuring photography from 10 countries including Mexico, Myanmar, Greece and Cuba, the exhibition will include a selection of photographs never before…

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The National Geographic Society collaborated with the National Symphony Orchestra to co-commission a symphonic work that profoundly conveys the vulnerable state of the Arctic. Premiering on March 30, 2019 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, ARCTICA will take listeners on an artistic voyage encouraging them to reflect on the wonders of…

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The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF), the largest environmental festival in the world and the longest running in the U.S., returns on March 14thand runs until March 24th. This year’s festival will present over 100 films at 25 different locations around Washington, DC, including museums, universities, embassies, libraries and theaters. National Geographic…

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While there has been considerable intrigue surrounding the male pharaohs of ancient Egypt, very little has been revealed about its queens. A new exhibition at the National Geographic Museum endeavors to change this by highlighting the most powerful women in ancient Egypt, spanning from the first queen of the New Kingdom (1539–1514 B.C.) through the…

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National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures have launched a global search for innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s single-use plastic problem. The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a one-year competition, will focus on three strategic ways to address the growing issue of plastic pollution: designing alternatives to single-use plastics, identifying opportunities for industries to address…

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The University of Virginia (UVA) and the National Geographic Society will partner to present National Geographic On Campus, a two-day science and storytelling event open to undergraduate and graduate students at UVA. The event takes place March 1-2 on the UVA Grounds. To kick off the series of events, internationally renowned National Geographic photographer Jodi…

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Conservation is core to the National Geographic Society’s DNA. More than a century ago, National Geographic magazine’s first full-time editor, Gilbert H. Grosvenor, was invited to trek through the Sierra Nevada mountain range. He was so moved by this journey that he devoted the entire edition of the April 1916 issue of the magazine to…

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The National Geographic Society today announced the election of Strive Masiyiwa to its board of trustees. Masiyiwa is the founder and chairman of the Econet Group, a telecommunications, media and technology company with operations and investments in 29 countries. The announcement of his selection was made by Jean Case, chairman of the Society’s board of trustees, and Tracy R. Wolstencroft, the…

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The National Geographic Society today announced the appointment of Robert Bernard as global head of strategic partnerships. In this capacity, Bernard will be responsible for building and cultivating sustainable alliances with organizations, foundations and corporations to increase the impact of the National Geographic Society and its partners as they work toward the Society’s vision of a…

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As part of the Planet or Plastic? initiative, National Geographic is on a journey to better understand and document how plastic waste travels from source to sea and to fill critical knowledge gaps. Today, we’re excited to introduce the scientific co-leads of the National Geographic Society’s “Source to Sea” plastic initiative: Jenna Jambeck and Heather Koldewey….

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This year marked the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. Over the last century, the law has saved millions, if not billions, of birds from depredatory human activities. In honor of this milestone, National Geographic joined forces with Audubon, Birdlife, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology…

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