NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia

The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to exploring our planet, protecting wildlife and habitats, and helping assure that students in K-12 are geographically literate. For almost 130 years, we have funded groundbreaking scientists and explorers and shared their findings with the world. We sponsored Hiram Bingham as he brought back stories of Machu Picchu, documented Robert Ballard’s quest to find the Titanic, and supported Jane Goodall’s study of chimpanzees. Our explorers continue to push the boundaries of knowledge. To date, we’ve given out more than 12,000 grants to scientists and conservationists whose work is making a real difference in the world. Each year, our Emerging Explorers program recognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring innovators who are already making a difference early in their careers.

The mission of the National Geographic Society is to inspire people to care about the planet. Throughout its 126-year history, it has encouraged conservation of natural resources and raised public awareness of the importance of natural places, the plants and wildlife that inhabit them and the environmental problems that threaten them. The Society also encourages stewardship of the planet through research and exploration, and through education.

Founded in 1888, the National ... Read More

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