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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,...

On Monday, Microsoft Corp. and National Geographic announced a new partnership to advance scientific exploration and research on critical environmental challenges with the power of artificial intelligence (AI). The newly created $1 million AI for Earth Innovation Grant program will provide award recipients with financial support, access to Microsoft cloud and AI tools, inclusion in...

Nature enthusiasts everywhere have a new reason to celebrate summer — rain or shine — in the great outdoors. The California Academy of Sciences (the Academy) and the National Geographic Society have joined forces to enhance iNaturalist — one of the world’s most powerful citizen science platforms, which connects people to nature through free, cutting-edge...

The Lyda Hill Foundation today announced a $1,000,000 grant to the National Geographic Society dedicated to supporting female scientists and explorers. The news was shared with a surprised crowd at the 2018 National Geographic Explorers Festival in Washington, D.C., a celebration of exploration bringing together the most fascinating and innovative scientists, conservationists, explorers and storytellers...

To help celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th, the National Geographic Society announced the winners of the Marine Protection Prize. The winners include Paul Ferber of Marine Conservation Cambodia, Badr Idrissi of ATLAN Space and Melissa Garren of Pelagic Data Systems. Each winner will be awarded $150,000 to implement their plans. This program has...

As much as 54 percent of the high seas fishing industry would be unprofitable at its current scale without large government subsidies, according to a new study by researchers from the National Geographic Society; the University of California, Santa Barbara; Global Fishing Watch; theSea Around Usproject at the University of British Columbia; and the University...

National Geographic will release new Planet or Plastic? content, including exclusive cut of singer-songwriter Jack Johnson’s documentary on ocean plastic; Q&A with actor Adrian Grenier; and tips for families on how to reduce reliance on single-use plastic Planet or Plastic? activates in New Delhi, India, around the World Environment Day conference with an exhibition space and workshops National Geographic...

Venkat Ranjan of San Ramon, California, a 13-year-old 8th-grader at Windemere Ranch Middle School, took top honors at the 30th annual National Geographic Bee held today at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. In addition to earning the title of National Geographic Bee champion, Ranjan received a $50,000 college scholarship and a lifetime membership in...

For a week beginning today, Endangered Species Day, powerful images of animals at risk from the National Geographic Photo Ark will be featured on billboards in 22 countries and on every continent except Antarctica. This campaign, supported by 31 out-of-home operators is a global effort to raise awareness about populations of species in decline and to...

Planet or Plastic? Takes Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Major Environmental Crisis, Encompassing Storytelling, Consumer Education & Engagement, Scientific Research and Innovative Partnerships

June Issue of National Geographic Magazine Looks in Depth at How Single-Use Plastic Impacts Our Planet

National Geographic Asks People to Take Simple Steps to Reduce Single-Use Plastic; Hosts 3-Day Takeover on Social Channels Featuring Zooey Deschanel

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Fifty-four geography whizzes from across the United States will gather in Washington, D.C., from May 21 to 23 to take part in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee. The fourth- through eighth-graders, who range in age from 10 to 14, will be competing for the chance to be the 2018 national champion and win one...

On May 30, 2018, the National Geographic Museum will provide new perspectives on one of the world’s most famous shipwrecks in the exhibition “Titanic: The Untold Story.” The National Geographic Society uses its storytelling expertise to shed light on a significant part of the ship’s discovery, a narrative that was classified for many years and...

Today, the National Geographic Society announced this year’s Explorers Festival, a series of events that will ignite a spirit of exploration and inspire people to help change our world, to take place in Washington, D.C., June 11-18, 2018. This celebration of National Geographic’s 130 year history of investing in the work of talented explorers, scientists,...

At its most recent meeting, theNational Geographic Society board of trustees endorsed more than $3 million in grant funding, further strengthening the Society’s investment in the best in science, exploration, conservation, storytelling, education and technology. The 89 approved grants, the first of the 2018 funding cycle, will help address some of the most critical issues...