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MEET THE SCIENTIFIC CO-LEADS
Heather Koldewey and Jenna Jambeck are working to stem the tide of single-use plastic into our ocean.
MEET OUR EDUCATION FELLOWS
The latest class of Education Fellows will help guide the next generation of changemakers.
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Explorer Paul Salopek has retraced the path of early humans for six years now. Learn about the ground he'll cover next.
In partnership with the Argentinian and Chilean governments, our Pristine Seas team is currently on an expedition to Antarctica.
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Explorer Shane Gero, who's studied sperm whales for years, recounts one whale's near-fatal experience with plastic pollution.
Dereck and Beverly Joubert
Guillermo De Anda
Salam Al Kuntar
Asha de Vos
Maritza Morales Casanova
“I want people to care, to fall in love, and to take action.”
Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala and his team are on a mission to explore and protect some of the last truly wild places in the ocean. With up to five expeditions per year, they’re never far from their next scientific quest.
Okavango Wilderness Project
Explorer Steve Boyes and a team including Angolan, Namibian, and South African scientists are surveying thousands of miles of the Okavango River Basin with one goal in mind: to protect one of Africa's richest places for biodiversity.
National Geographic Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore is more than halfway to his goal of creating intimate portraits of every species in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries to inspire people to protect animals at risk.
Out of Eden Walk
Explorer Paul Salopek is walking across the planet, following the pathways of the first humans who migrated out of Africa in the Stone Age. Along the way, he’s covering some of the major stories of our time by giving voice to the people who inhabit them every day.
Big Cats Initiative
Explorers-in-Residence, and Big Cats Initiative founders, Beverly and Dereck Joubert are working with communities and innovative scientists and conservationists to develop sustainable approaches to big cat conservation.
“Guiding my students through a process of discovery is what inspires me.”
Transport your students from the classroom to the frontiers of exploration through live video conversations with National Geographic Explorers. Learn More
Nat Geo Educator Certification
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Jump into GIS with our interactive mapping tool! Learn More
We’ve been making discoveries—and making an impact—for over 130 years. Now you can explore this fascinating history firsthand with a new, interactive timeline that takes you behind the scenes through rare video footage, photos, artifacts, and inside stories.Start Exploring