National Geographic - Archive (news,News,press release)

2018
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
FLINT, MICHIGAN — More than 10 million students in afterschool programs across the United States will soon have increased access to the National Geographic Society’s vast library of learning activities, curricula and interactive student experiences, ...
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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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April
06,
2018
On Friday, April 6, young geography whizzes across the United States and U.S. territories will participate in State Bees, competing for a spot in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee Championship in Washington, D.C., May 20-23, 2018. Up to 100 fou...
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April
05,
2018
At its most recent meeting, the National Geographic Society board of trustees endorsed more than $3 million in grant funding, further strengthening the Society’s investment in the best in science, exploration, conservation, storytelling, education an...
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March
26,
2018
In recognition of their commitment to geographic education, 40 highly respected educators from the United States and Canada have been selected as the 12th group of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The 2018 Fello...
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March
22,
2018
The National Geographic Society today announced that Andrew Revkin has joined the global nonprofit as strategic adviser for environmental and science journalism. Revkin is one of America’s most honored and experienced journalists focused on environme...
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March
15,
2018
A group of 16- to 19-year-old students in Banbasa, India, will participate in National Geographic Photo Camp, March 22-27, 2018. National Geographic Photo Camp is a program that teaches young people from underserved communities, including at-risk and...
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February
09,
2018
Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society Board of Trustees, announced today that Michael Ulica has been named interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Geographic Society. Ulica steps into the interim role following ...
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January
31,
2018
Today, the National Geographic Society, African Parks, the Wyss Foundation and the Republic of Benin announced a groundbreaking partnership to help secure and rehabilitate one of the last remaining wild landscapes in all of West Africa, Benin’s Pendj...
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January
25,
2018
For 130 years, National Geographic has been using the power of photography to tell meaningful stories, inspire people to take action and transport audiences to unseen places. A new exhibition opening at the National Geographic Museum on Feb. 13, “Day...
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