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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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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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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 National Geographic Society today announced the election of Afsaneh Beschloss and Kevin J. Maroni to its board of trustees. Beschloss is the founder and CEO of RockCreek, a leading global investment firm that applies technology and innovation to sustainable investments. Maroni is the managing partner of Maxply Capital Management, LLC, an investment partnership focused…

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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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In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating members of the National Geographic community who are expanding the field for more women, like Laurel Chor and Nicola Sebastian. While they’re at different stages in their careers—Laurel is at home in the field, while Nicola is just getting started—since connecting at Explorers Festival Hong Kong, they’ve…

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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 honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating members of the National Geographic community who are expanding the field for more women, like Explorers Emily Toner and Jen Guyton. While they’re both Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellows, they each take a different approach to storytelling: Emily is a writer focused on land (specifically, soil), while Jen…

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Written by Enric Sala, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, founder of Pristine Seas, and Director of the Last Wild Places Initiative For the last ten years, the National Geographic Pristine Seasteam has traveled the world to explore, document and protect the last wild places in the ocean. Together with our partners, we have inspired the protection of…

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The list of students who have qualified for the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee State Competitions is now available here.Up to 100 fourth- to eighth-graders in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Atlantic and Pacific territories and Department of Defense Dependents Schools will compete in the state competitions on March 29, 2019….

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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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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 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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Last week, the National Geographic Society (NGS) and Jackson Public Schools (JPS) announced a partnership that will empower educators and inspire students to engage with their world. The district-level partnership will provide JPS with customized classroom resources that will prepare students for the 21st century and guided professional development programming for educators developed by NGS….

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