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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...

“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...

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...

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....

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...

On December 4, 2018, the National Geographic Society and the Angolan Ministries of Environment and Tourism signed a Protocol of Cooperation committing to a four-year partnership to help safeguard the Okavango River Basin headwaters located in the Angolan highlands. The ceremonial signing took place at the Angolan premiere of National Geographic Documentary Film’s “Into the...

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...

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…...

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...

Building upon 12 years of collaboration, Google and the National Geographic Society today announced the launch of a major new partnership that will address the myriad threats impacting the Earth at this critical juncture in ways only the two organizations can. Over the next two years and beyond, Google and the National Geographic Society will...

Today, in advance of World Rhino Day on September 22, five of the world’s leading international conservation organizations announced the formation of a groundbreaking strategic partnership to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhinoceros from extinction. The effort, established to support the Government of Indonesia’s national Sumatran rhino conservation breeding program, is led by the International...

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...