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The National Geographic Society today announced the appointment of nationally recognized educator Dr. Vicki Phillips to the new role of chief education officer, effective Jan. 21, 2019. In this capacity, Phillips will lead the Society’s ambitious education agenda in the United States and internationally, which includes student experiences, classroom resources and professional development opportunities for…

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On Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 the government of Indonesia announced the rescue and relocation of a female Sumatran rhino in Kalimantan. The search and rescue operation was undertaken by the National Geographic Society-supported Sumatran Rhino Rescueinitiative: a groundbreaking alliance of conservation organizations working together to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhino from extinction. To learn…

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At the National Geographic Society, we’re mad about maps, so it was understandably difficult to choose just a few from our archive. But to commemorate 130 years since the first time we published a map, we thought we’d do just that. Curated by our own staff geographer Alex Tait and manager of the Map Library Michael Fry, these are some……

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At the National Geographic Society, we’re mad about maps, so it was understandably difficult to choose just a few from our archive. But to commemorate 130 years since the first time we published a map, we thought we’d do just that. Curated by our own staff geographer Alex Tait and manager of the Map Library…

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These 10 critters photographed for the National Geographic Photo Ark represent some of the most unique and endangered species in Asia. That’s why the National Geographic Society and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have teamed up to help protect them. Last year, the National Geographic Society and ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme announced a…

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On Monday, Oct. 29, National Geographic is hosting an education summit that will showcase the many ways the organization is enhancing teaching and learning in classrooms across the country. The event will feature innovative strategies designed to ignite a spirit of exploration in students and empower them to create a healthier, more sustainable future. With…

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FLINT, MICHIGAN — More than 10 million students in afterschool programs across the United States will soon have increased access to the National Geographic Society’s vast library of learning activities, curricula and interactive student experiences, thanks to a new partnership with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The partnership was announced yesterday in tandem with a livestream conversation between kids in……

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FLINT, MICHIGAN — More than 10 million students in afterschool programs across the United States will soon have increased access to the National Geographic Society’s vast library of learning activities, curricula and interactive student experiences, thanks to a new partnership with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The partnership was announced yesterday in tandem with a…

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We asked, educators answered! The National Geographic Society put a call out to National Geographic certified educators to share how the certification experience has shaped their teaching by using the #NatGeoCertifiedhashtag on social media. The National Geographic Society develops resources and programs for students and educators. Educator certificationis a free professional development program that recognizes…

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Explorer magazine, the National Geographic Society’s K-5/6 educational nonfiction classroom resource, was recently recognized by a nationwide panel of educators as a Learning® Magazine 2019 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award for the Classroom winner. Learning®magazine started the Teachers’ Choice Award Program in 1994 and it is the only awards program that is exclusively judged by classroom teachers. The magazine’s teacher…

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This Sunday on CBS at 7:30 pm ET, 60 Minutes is scheduled to air a story on photographer and 2018 Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year Joel Sartore. The story profiles Sartore and his amazing quest to document all of the approximately 12,000 species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries for the…

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On Wednesday, Sept. 26, National Geographic Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist Jonathan Baillie testified before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at a hearing titled Cleaning Up the Oceans: How to Reduce the Impact of Man-Made Trash on the Environment, Wildlife, and Human Health? Jonathan was joined by Cal Dooley, president and…

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One year after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas Gulf Coast, National Geographic Photo Camp was in Houston, Texas, helping local high school and college students tell their city’s story of loss, rebuilding and community. National Geographic joined forces with 21st Century Fox to bring Photo Camp to Houston as a follow-up to 21CF’s support of disaster relief efforts after the storm.

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With the planet facing an exploding population and unprecedented levels of biodiversity loss, National Geographic Society Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist Dr. Jonathan Baillie and Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Dr. Ya-Ping Zhang urged the world’s governments to dramatically scale up global conservation targets. They detailed their opinions in an editorial…

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