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Neil deGrasse Tyson to Receive Hubbard Medal at First-Ever National Geographic Explorers Festival: Weeklong Event Will Celebrate the Best in Science, Conservation, Exploration and Storytelling and Introduce 2017 Class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers

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 ...

Fourteen world-changers named 2017 National Geographic Emerging Explorers

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 ...

National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project Launches 2017 Source Lake Expedition in Angolan Highlands: Team will document biodiversity using fat bikes, camera traps and village surveys, and explore underwater for the first time.

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 ...

National Geographic Society and Lindblad Expeditions Announce 11th Annual Class of Grosvenor Teacher Fellows: Program to Send 35 Educators on Global Expeditions for Hands-On Professional Development

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 ...

Museum & Events

‘National Geographic Photo Ark’ Exhibition to Open at Zoos Across the United States This Spring: Outdoor Exhibition Showcases National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore’s Work to Document Every Species in Human Care and Inspire People to Take Action

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 ...

Dr. Ángel Cabrera Elected to National Geographic Society Board of Trustees

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 ...

Museum & Events

‘Earth Explorers’ Exhibition Opens Feb. 10 at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C.: Interactive exhibition highlights National Geographic explorers and the technologies they use to study the world’s most remote environments

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, ...

Museum & Events

‘@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos’ Exhibition Opens Nov. 11 at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C.: Interactive exhibition to serve as centerpiece of world-class photography festival, FotoWeekDC

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 ...

National Geographic and United Technologies Launch “Urban Expeditions,” a Multimedia Series Exploring Sustainability in Global Cities: The “Urban Expeditions” project will focus on three areas critical to sustainable cities: food, buildings and transportation in six cities across the globe

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 ...