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Meet the 2020 National Geographic Award Recipients

Today, the National Geographic Society announced its 2020 National Geographic Award recipients. The nine individuals will be honored during the virtual 2020 National Geographic Awards on Thursday, October 8.

Science & Exploration

Graduation Celebration to Remember at Everest Base Camp

Members of the Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition team wore graduation robes made from trash bags and ate cake for a spontaneous commencement celebration at 17,500 feet of elevation.

National Geographic Society Launches 2019 Everest Expedition

Joins with Tribhuvan University and Rolex to study the impacts of climate change in the Himalaya On April 16, a team of international and Nepali researchers led by the National Geographic Society and Nepal’s Tribhuvan University will arrive at Mount ...

National Geographic and Rolex Form Global Exploration Partnership

Partnership will support research and invention, promote conservation, and inspire the next generation of explorers Built on 63 years of collaboration to foster scientific discovery and encourage conservation Partnership Will Have Five Year Focus on the Oceans, Poles and Mountains National ...

Meave Leakey and Nainoa Thompson to Receive Hubbard Medal, National Geographic’s Highest Honor: Paleoanthropologist Lee Berger and Nepali Mountaineer Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita Will Also Be Recognized at 2016 National Geographic Explorer Awards

On Thursday, June 16, an extraordinary group of individuals will be honored by the National Geographic Society at the 2016 Explorer Awards, presented by Rolex. Meave Leakey and Nainoa Thompson will receive the National Geographic Society’s oldest and most prestigious honor, ...