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TheNational Geographic Society today announced the first annual Explorers Festival, a weeklong celebration of exploration, science and innovation, to take place in Washington, D.C., June 12-18. The culmination of the week is a star-studded event at Lisner Auditorium on The George Washington University campus honoring the explorers, scientists and storytellers who have inspired National Geographic...

Every year, National Geographicrecognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring scientists, conservationists, storytellers and innovatorswho are changing the world, known as our Emerging Explorers. Today, the National Geographic Society is excited to announce its 2017 class of Emerging Explorers. The group hails from all over the globe: Borneo, Italy, Mozambique, Angola, the United States, and...

The National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project (OWP) today launched its first expedition of 2017. Over the course of this month, the OWP team will document the biodiversity of the Cuito, Cuanavale, and Tchanssengwe source lakes in the Angolan highlands, part of the critical watershed that feeds Africa’s iconic Okavango River Basin. While this will be...

WASHINGTON (March 27, 2017)—In recognition of their commitment to geographic education, 35 highly respected educators from the United States and Canada have been selected as the 11th group of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The 2017 Fellows will embark on global expeditions onboard the Lindblad expedition ships—National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endeavour...

WASHINGTON (March 23, 2017)—The National Geographic Society today announced the appointment of Leora Hanser to the new role of Senior Vice President, Partnerships. In this capacity, Hanser will be responsible for building alliances with individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to increase and diversify funding for the nonprofit National Geographic Society. She will report to Gary E....

WASHINGTON (March 20, 2017)—Today, the National Geographic Society announced a new traveling outdoor exhibition, the “National Geographic Photo Ark,” which will open at zoos across the United States this spring. Featuring the work of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, the exhibition will debut at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the Dallas Zoo in...

WASHINGTON (March 3, 2017)—The National Geographic Society today announced the election of Dr. Ángel Cabrera to its Board of Trustees. Cabrera, president of George Mason University, joins two other new Board members named last week by philanthropist, investor and Internet pioneer Jean Case, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Gary E. Knell, the Society’s president...

WASHINGTON (Feb. 23, 2017)—The National Geographic Society today announced the election of two new members to its Board of Trustees: education leader Katherine Bradley and geospatial technology industry innovator Jack Dangermond. The announcement was made by philanthropist, investor and Internet pioneer Jean Case, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Gary E. Knell, the Society’s president and...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 13, 2016)— Audiences of all ages will have the chance to experience what it feels like to be a National Geographic explorer with the new exhibition, National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers, opening Feb. 10 at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. The exhibition, presented by National Geographic in association with Global Experience...

This spring, National Geographic invites audiences of all ages to experience exploration firsthand with a sensational lineup of events at National Geographic’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. In addition to talks from an impressive roster of National Geographic explorers including award-winning photographer Steve Winter, engineering activist Shah Selbe, and award-winning photographer and conservationist Cristina Mittermeier, the season...

Today, the National Geographic Society Pristine Seas project announced that it is joining global ocean advocate and UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh and other key partners to create a network of protected areas in the Antarctic Peninsula. The effort, called Antarctica 2020, will work to protect the vulnerable seas in East Antarctica, the Weddell...

WASHINGTON (Dec. 2, 2016)—A group of students in Bisate Village, located in Rwanda, Africa, will learn to tell their stories through photography and writing during National Geographic Photo Camp (NGPC) Rwanda, Dec. 4-8, 2016. The camp is a partnership between the National Geographic Society and The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. National Geographic photographers Pete...

WASHINGTON (Oct. 18, 2016)—The National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project today launched the 2016 Sources Expedition to document and survey the sources of the Cuando River in the remote highlands of southeastern Angola as part of a larger effort to help protect this critical ecosystem and the myriad species living there. This will be the team’s...

WASHINGTON (Oct. 7, 2016)— As one of the world’s top brands on Instagram, National Geographic, or @NatGeo, has more than 60 million followers and more than three billion likes on its 11,000+ posted images. This fall, visitors will get to experience the magic of the @NatGeo account firsthand at the “@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram...

WASHINGTON (September 14, 2016) – Every day, 180,000 people move to urban areas. Urbanization is creating an urgent need for sustainable actions and solutions. At this critical time, National Geographic and United Technologies Corp. are collaborating to raise awareness of sustainable urbanization through the Urban Expeditions initiative. Urban Expeditions will identify cutting-edge research and exploration...