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Imagining a planet that can sustain all life for generations to come

Empowering a community to make it happen

National Geographic Society

“I want people to care, to fall in love, and to take action.”

Joel Sartore

Photographer and Photo Ark founder, Joel Sartore


“Guiding my students through a process of discovery is what inspires me.”

Cristina Veresan

Educator, Cristina Veresan

Education Tools

MapMaker Interactive

Create custom maps of any place on Earth.

By the numbers

2.5 million

Number of students who learned about the world through the Geo Bee this year.

Now on social

Explorers in the Classroom

Transport your students from the classroom to the frontiers of exploration through live video conversations with Nat Geo Explorers.

Educator Training

Join the 30,000+ educators who have completed a National Geographic teacher training program.

Photo Ark Challenge

Send your students on a conservation mission to help save animals.

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