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National Geographic Awards

Wednesday, June 12 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University 

Hosted by Camryn Manheim

Join the biggest names in exploration for an inspirational evening as National Geographic presents its most prestigious awards. This extraordinary show, featuring National Geographic luminaries, world-class musicians, and more, will honor the trailblazing conservationists, scientists, educators, and storytellers who are leading the push to protect our planet for future generations.

Featuring a performance by:

Judith Hill

2019 Award Recipients

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Taylor MickaL (TOP); GORDON GURLEY (Further Award); KOSTADIN LUCHANSKY (Explorer of the Year); Lucy Keith Diagne and Marina Klink (Buffett Awards); annie o’neill and andy mann (eliza scidmore); Lorenzo Jooris and Photo Courtesy of Danny Faure (Planetary leadership awards); COURTESY OF KAVITA GUPTA (educator of the year); JULIA P GARRETT (philanthropist of the year)