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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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“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 collaboration with the National Geographic Society, the Kennedy Center will exhibit 100 powerful photographs taken by refugees and underserved youth who have participated in National Geographic Photo Camps over the past several years. Featuring photography from 10 countries including Mexico, Myanmar, Greece and Cuba, the exhibition will include a selection of photographs never before…

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The National Geographic Society collaborated with the National Symphony Orchestra to co-commission a symphonic work that profoundly conveys the vulnerable state of the Arctic. Premiering on March 30, 2019 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, ARCTICA will take listeners on an artistic voyage encouraging them to reflect on the wonders of…

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The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF), the largest environmental festival in the world and the longest running in the U.S., returns on March 14thand runs until March 24th. This year’s festival will present over 100 films at 25 different locations around Washington, DC, including museums, universities, embassies, libraries and theaters. National Geographic…

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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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While there has been considerable intrigue surrounding the male pharaohs of ancient Egypt, very little has been revealed about its queens. A new exhibition at the National Geographic Museum endeavors to change this by highlighting the most powerful women in ancient Egypt, spanning from the first queen of the New Kingdom (1539–1514 B.C.) through the…

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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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The University of Virginia (UVA) and the National Geographic Society will partner to present National Geographic On Campus, a two-day science and storytelling event open to undergraduate and graduate students at UVA. The event takes place March 1-2 on the UVA Grounds. To kick off the series of events, internationally renowned National Geographic photographer Jodi…

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The National Geographic Society today announced the election of Strive Masiyiwa to its board of trustees. Masiyiwa is the founder and chairman of the Econet Group, a telecommunications, media and technology company with operations and investments in 29 countries. The announcement of his selection was made by Jean Case, chairman of the Society’s board of trustees, and Tracy R. Wolstencroft, the…

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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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Eleven changemakers have been selected to receive Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation Grants to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to help understand and protect the planet. Each AI for Earth Innovation Grant recipient will be awarded between $45,000 and $200,000 to support their innovative projects. Eleven projects were selected from an impressive pool…

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