National Geographic - Archive (blog)

2018
October
16,
2018
Learning® magazine started the Teachers’ Choice Award Program in 1994 and it is the only awards program that is exclusively judged by classroom teachers. The magazine’s teacher evaluators use each product in their classrooms, and winners are selected...
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October
12,
2018
This Sunday on CBS at 7:30 pm ET, 60 Minutes is scheduled to air a story on photographer and 2018 Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year Joel Sartore. The story profiles Sartore and his amazing quest to document all of the approximately 12,00...
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October
10,
2018
On Wednesday, Sept. 26, National Geographic Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist Jonathan Baillie testified before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at a hearing titled Cleaning Up the Oceans: How to Reduce the Impact of ...
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October
03,
2018
Virtual reality (VR) has proven to be a powerfully immersive medium with the capacity to take its viewer anywhere and at any time solely through the use of a VR headset. The National Geographic Society has invested in VR and other cutting edge techno...
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September
26,
2018
One year after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas Gulf Coast, National Geographic Photo Camp was in Houston, Texas, helping local high school and college students tell their city’s story of loss, rebuilding and community. National Geographic joine...
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September
06,
2018
National Geographic’s fall/winter 2018-19 live event lineup transports audiences from Washington, D.C., to the most remote areas of Africa, the deepest yet-to-be explored parts of our ocean, the deserts of ancient Egypt and the hoodoos of Bears Ears ...
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July
18,
2018
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the National Geographic Society announced today the selection of the 2018-2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows. They are: Jennifer Gil,...
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July
17,
2018
Yesterday, Microsoft and National Geographic Society announced a new, joint grant program that will equip explorers working on the most challenging environmental issues of the 21st century with the most advanced technologies available today. “AI for ...
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July
10,
2018
For 130 years, the National Geographic Society has been exploring the planet, making new discoveries and inspiring people around the world to create positive change. To accelerate transformative change and exponential solutions to the world’s biggest...
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June
25,
2018
The theme of this year’s National Geographic Explorers Festival was “Connecting to Ignite Change.” This theme was present in all the panels, activities, and conversations that were had on stage, as well as in the energy of the party, film festival, a...
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June
04,
2018
For 130 years, National Geographic has been working to help explain the world and all that’s in it, supporting storytellers who help shine a light on the shared human experience and demonstrate the power of science and exploration to change the world...
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May
24,
2018
Last year, the National Geographic Society and Zoological Society of London (ZSL) launched the National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellowships, which support on-the-ground conservation efforts to help save species featured in the National Geographic P...
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May
21,
2018
WHO/WHAT: The preliminary round of the 30th annual National Geographic Bee was held today, Monday, May 21. The top 10 finishers — from the field of 54 state-level champions who took part in the prelims — will compete in the final round to be held ...
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May
07,
2018
Each year, National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions select a group of highly respected educators from the United States and Canada as Grosvenor Teacher Fellows in recognition of their commitment to geographic education. As the 12th group of Natio...
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May
04,
2018
With the addition of the Pyrenean desman, National Geographic Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore is about two-thirds of the way toward completing his quest to document every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. ...
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March
08,
2018
For more than 130 years, National Geographic has invested in bold people and transformative ideas across the globe, striving to build a diverse community of explorers working to create a planet in balance. On International Women’s Day, we're celebrat...
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February
22,
2018
On February 15, in partnership with the National Audubon Society, BirdLife International and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Geographic Society hosted and livestreamed an event at the Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., featuring...
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February
12,
2018
National Geographic’s spring 2018 D.C. live event lineup is sure to entertain with experiences for all ages. This spring season offers engaging student and family matinees, live talks, and happy hours with National Geographic Explorers. Hear from ...
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January
23,
2018
From Jan. 9 – 12, the National Geographic Society welcomed renowned photographers for its annual Photography Seminar. The theme of this year’s seminar, “Photography for Change,” reflects the vital contributions photographers have made to National Geo...
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January
03,
2018
The National Geographic Society is committed to educating students about the world, empowering them to succeed and encouraging them to make the world a better place by becoming global citizens. In order to support this mission, the Society launched n...
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2017
December
28,
2017
Did you know that almost half the energy needed to power National Geographic Society headquarters now comes from solar energy? National Geographic is purchasing the renewable resource from Baker Point Solar, Cypress Creek Renewables’ first solar site...
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December
25,
2017
To celebrate the holidays, the National Geographic Society is launching the “12 Days of Photo Ark!” Each day we’ll showcase animals from the National Geographic Photo Ark, a multiyear effort to raise awareness of and find solutions to some of the mos...
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December
22,
2017
On Dec. 4, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the National Geographic Society hosted the annual WWF Fuller Symposium, a day-long event highlighting key challenges and opportunities in conservation science. This year’s symposium focused specifically on...
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December
10,
2017
With support from the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Explorer Matthew Luskin’s team linked oil palm presence with declining numbers of tigers in Sumatra. ...
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December
09,
2017
By Nancy Fletcher, President and CEO, Outdoor Advertising Association ...
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November
29,
2017
Almost a decade ago, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala launched the Pristine Seas project to explore and help protect the last wild places in the ocean. Since its founding, the project has inspired the creation of 17 marine reserve...
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November
21,
2017
In celebration of Geography Awareness Week 2017, National Geographic hosted a Mapathon to harness the power of geography and technology to safeguard our planet’s treasured wildlife and wild places. ...
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November
01,
2017
With support from the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Explorer Mark Laidre reveals shocking, rarely seen footage of coconut crab predation on a red-footed booby, which could have an important ecological impact. ...
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October
30,
2017
Scientists and conservationists from around the world were joined by special guests, including eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and legendary recording artist Paul Simon, to celebrate the planet’s first-ever Half-Earth Day on Oct. 23. The all-d...
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October
19,
2017
Yesterday, National Geographic Society President and CEO Gary E. Knell convened the Mapping the World Public Policy Dialogue on Ocean Conservation. The forum, held at the Library of Congress, featured National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enr...
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