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2019
February
15,
2019
While there has been considerable intrigue surrounding the male pharaohs of ancient Egypt, very little has been revealed about its queens. A new exhibition at the National Geographic Museum endeavors to change this by highlighting the most powerful w...
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February
11,
2019
National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures have launched a global search for innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s single-use plastic problem. The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a one-year competition, will focus on three strategic ...
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February
06,
2019
The University of Virginia (UVA) and the National Geographic Society will partner to present National Geographic On Campus, a two-day science and storytelling event open to undergraduate and graduate students at UVA. The event takes place March 1-2 o...
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January
29,
2019
The National Geographic Society today announced the election of Strive Masiyiwa to its board of trustees. Masiyiwa is the founder and chairman of the Econet Group, a telecommunications, media and technology company with operations and investments in ...
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January
24,
2019
The National Geographic Society today announced the appointment of Robert Bernard as global head of strategic partnerships. In this capacity, Bernard will be responsible for building and cultivating sustainable alliances with organizations, foundatio...
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2018
December
13,
2018
Last week, the National Geographic Society (NGS) and Jackson Public Schools (JPS) announced a partnership that will empower educators and inspire students to engage with their world. The district-level partnership will provide JPS with customized cla...
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December
11,
2018
Eleven changemakers have been selected to receive Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation Grants to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to help understand and protect the planet. Each AI for Earth Innovation Grant recipient will be a...
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December
10,
2018
On December 4, 2018, the National Geographic Society and the Angolan Ministries of Environment and Tourism signed a Protocol of Cooperation committing to a four-year partnership to help safeguard the Okavango River Basin headwaters located in the Ang...
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December
07,
2018
The National Geographic Society today announced the appointment of nationally recognized educator Dr. Vicki Phillips to the new role of chief education officer, effective Jan. 21, 2019. In this capacity, Phillips will lead the Society’s ambitious edu...
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October
31,
2018
The Wyss Campaign for Nature will work with the National Geographic Society, The Nature Conservancy, and conservation partners across the globe to protect lands and oceans for current and future generations ...
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October
24,
2018
The National Geographic Society announced its new initiative, National Geographic On Campus, an inspiring event designed to unleash the spirit of exploration in college-age students that features live talks, engaging panels and educational workshops....
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October
01,
2018
Building upon 12 years of collaboration, Google and the National Geographic Society today announced the launch of a major new partnership that will address the myriad threats impacting the Earth at this critical juncture in ways only the two organiza...
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September
20,
2018
Today, in advance of World Rhino Day on September 22, five of the world’s leading international conservation organizations announced the formation of a groundbreaking strategic partnership to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhinoceros from ex...
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September
17,
2018
With the planet facing an exploding population and unprecedented levels of biodiversity loss, National Geographic Society Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist Dr. Jonathan Baillie and Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Dr. Ya-P...
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September
12,
2018
WASHINGTON—The National Geographic Society Board of Trustees today named Tracy R. Wolstencroft president and chief executive officer (CEO). He will assume the role effective October 1, taking the helm of the nonprofit Society to lead an ambitious imp...
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July
16,
2018
On Monday, Microsoft Corp. and National Geographic announced a new partnership to advance scientific exploration and research on critical environmental challenges with the power of artificial intelligence (AI). The newly created $1 million AI for Ear...
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June
26,
2018
Nature enthusiasts everywhere have a new reason to celebrate summer — rain or shine — in the great outdoors. The California Academy of Sciences (the Academy) and the National Geographic Society have joined forces to enhance iNaturalist — one of the w...
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June
15,
2018
Pablo Garcia Borboroglu, founder and director of the Global Penguin Society, an organization that worked with the government of Argentina to secure the protection of 3.1 million hectares of penguin habitat in Patagonia, is the 2018 winner of the Nati...
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June
15,
2018
The Lyda Hill Foundation today announced a $1,000,000 grant to the National Geographic Society dedicated to supporting female scientists and explorers. The news was shared with a surprised crowd at the 2018 National Geographic Explorers Festival in W...
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June
08,
2018
To help celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th, the National Geographic Society announced the winners of the Marine Protection Prize. The winners include Paul Ferber of Marine Conservation Cambodia, Badr Idrissi of ATLAN Space and Melissa Garren of P...
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June
06,
2018
As much as 54 percent of the high seas fishing industry would be unprofitable at its current scale without large government subsidies, according to a new study by researchers from the National Geographic Society; the University of California, Santa B...
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June
04,
2018
National Geographic will release new Planet or Plastic? content, including exclusive cut of singer-songwriter Jack Johnson’s documentary on ocean plastic; Q&A with actor Adrian Grenier; and tips for families on how to reduce reliance on single-use pl...
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May
23,
2018
Venkat Ranjan of San Ramon, California, a 13-year-old 8th-grader at Windemere Ranch Middle School, took top honors at the 30th annual National Geographic Bee held today at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. In addition to earning th...
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May
17,
2018
For a week beginning today, Endangered Species Day, powerful images of animals at risk from the National Geographic Photo Ark will be featured on billboards in 22 countries and on every continent except Antarctica. This campaign, supported by 31 out-...
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May
16,
2018
Planet or Plastic? Takes Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Major Environmental Crisis, Encompassing Storytelling, Consumer Education & Engagement, Scientific Research and Innovative Partnerships June Issue of National Geographic Magazine Looks in...
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May
10,
2018
Fifty-four geography whizzes from across the United States will gather in Washington, D.C., from May 21 to 23 to take part in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee. The fourth- through eighth-graders, who range in age from 10 to 14, will be competi...
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April
24,
2018
What is a home? A home can be a place, but it can also be a feeling. A new photography exhibition by National Geographic and the Nobel Peace Center showcases images taken by young refugees and young people from Norway and Greece that portray their ow...
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April
16,
2018
National Geographic commits $10 million to supporting Sky Ocean Ventures activity Sky and National Geographic to partner on a new set of grants, Innovation Challenges and events designed to eradicate marine plastic and encourage enterprise innovat...
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April
11,
2018
On May 30, 2018, the National Geographic Museum will provide new perspectives on one of the world’s most famous shipwrecks in the exhibition “Titanic: The Untold Story.” The National Geographic Society uses its storytelling expertise to shed light on...
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April
09,
2018
Today, the National Geographic Society announced this year’s Explorers Festival, a series of events that will ignite a spirit of exploration and inspire people to help change our world, to take place in Washington, D.C., June 11-18, 2018. This celebr...
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