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Venkat Ranjan of San Ramon, California, a 13-year-old 8th-grader at Windemere Ranch Middle School, took top honors at the 30th annual National Geographic Bee held today at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. In addition to earning the title of National Geographic Bee champion, Ranjan received a $50,000 college scholarship and a lifetime membership in…

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For a week beginning today, Endangered Species Day, powerful images of animals at risk from the National Geographic Photo Ark will be featured on billboards in 22 countries and on every continent except Antarctica. This campaign, supported by 31 out-of-home operators is a global effort to raise awareness about populations of species in decline and to…

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Planet or Plastic? Takes Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Major Environmental Crisis, Encompassing Storytelling, Consumer Education & Engagement, Scientific Research and Innovative Partnerships

June Issue of National Geographic Magazine Looks in Depth at How Single-Use Plastic Impacts Our Planet

National Geographic Asks People to Take Simple Steps to Reduce Single-Use Plastic; Hosts 3-Day Takeover on Social Channels Featuring Zooey Deschanel

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Fifty-four geography whizzes from across the United States will gather in Washington, D.C., from May 21 to 23 to take part in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee. The fourth- through eighth-graders, who range in age from 10 to 14, will be competing for the chance to be the 2018 national champion and win one…

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What is a home? A home can be a place, but it can also be a feeling. A new photography exhibition by National Geographic and the Nobel Peace Center showcases images taken by young refugees and young people from Norway and Greece that portray their own notions of home. Over the course of six months…

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  • National Geographic commits $10 million to supporting Sky Ocean Ventures activity
  • Sky and National Geographic to partner on a new set of grants, Innovation Challenges and events designed to eradicate marine plastic and encourage enterprise innovation
  • Collaboration will create the largest global media campaign to date to reduce plastics in the ocean

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On May 30, 2018, the National Geographic Museum will provide new perspectives on one of the world’s most famous shipwrecks in the exhibition “Titanic: The Untold Story.” The National Geographic Society uses its storytelling expertise to shed light on a significant part of the ship’s discovery, a narrative that was classified for many years and…

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Today, the National Geographic Society announced this year’s Explorers Festival, a series of events that will ignite a spirit of exploration and inspire people to help change our world, to take place in Washington, D.C., June 11-18, 2018. This celebration of National Geographic’s 130 year history of investing in the work of talented explorers, scientists,…

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On Friday, April 6, young geography whizzes across the United States and U.S. territories will participate in State Bees, competing for a spot in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee Championship in Washington, D.C., May 20-23, 2018. Up to 100 fourth- to eighth-graders in each of the 50 states, District of Columbia, U.S. Atlantic and…

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At its most recent meeting, theNational Geographic Society board of trustees endorsed more than $3 million in grant funding, further strengthening the Society’s investment in the best in science, exploration, conservation, storytelling, education and technology. The 89 approved grants, the first of the 2018 funding cycle, will help address some of the most critical issues…

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In recognition of their commitment to geographic education, 40 highly respected educators from the United States and Canada have been selected as the 12th group of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The 2018 Fellows will embark on global expeditions on board the Lindblad Expedition ships National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endeavour ll…

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The National Geographic Society today announced that Andrew Revkin has joined the global nonprofit as strategic adviser for environmental and science journalism. Revkin is one of America’s most honored and experienced journalists focused on environmental and human sustainability and examining how new communication tools might foster progress on a finite, fast-changing planet. In his new role, Revkin will…

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A group of 16- to 19-year-old students in Banbasa, India, will participate in National Geographic Photo Camp, March 22-27, 2018. National Geographic Photo Camp is a program that teaches young people from underserved communities, including at-risk and refugee teens, how to use photography to tell their own stories, explore the world around them and develop…

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Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society Board of Trustees, announced today that Michael Ulica has been named interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Geographic Society. Ulica steps into the interim role following the appointment of Gary E. Knell as Chief Executive Officer of National Geographic Partners, the joint venture between…

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Today, the National Geographic Society, African Parks, the Wyss Foundation and the Republic of Benin announced a groundbreaking partnership to help secure and rehabilitate one of the last remaining wild landscapes in all of West Africa, Benin’s Pendjari National Park. Together, the four partners are initially committing more than US$23M to safeguard the park. African…

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