HELPING THE WORLD

The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization committed to exploring and protecting our planet.

Protecting Animals Together

Protecting Animals Together

You are helping to save threatened species from extinction.

Preserving Wild Places

Preserving Wild Places

Because of you we have conserved more than 3 million square kilometers of ocean territory.

Uncovering Our Past

Uncovering Our Past

The Homo naledi find, made possible by your support, is one of the most important hominin discoveries in a generation.

 


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Every day, National Geographic works to promote science and conservation across the planet, and we couldn't do it without your generosity.
 

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SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION

Your support funds scientists and explorers who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge.

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Critical Initiatives

Critical Initiatives

We support hundreds of important projects every year, but a few of our key programs—like the Big Cats Initiative—increase awareness and promote protection of our planet's most critically threatened species, habitats, and more.

Events and Experiences

Events and Experiences

Our explorers are always eager to share what they've discovered with the world. Through live events and immersive exhibits, such as Joel Sartore's Photo Ark Project, we bring the world to you.

Explorers and Grants

Explorers and Grants

The work of our global community of scientists and explorers, from our yearly class of emerging explorers to our grantees doing research in the field, is helping change the world.


EDUCATION

We give educators powerful tools to reveal our interconnected world—and inspire new generations.

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National Geographic Bee

National Geographic Bee

Our exciting annual competition teaches the knowledge, attitudes, and skills of explorers, empowering four million students each year to become informed and curious global citizens.

National Parks Centennial

National Parks Centennial

Parks connect us with the natural world, and inspire us to be better stewards of our planet. Use our resources to explore their wonders and challenges in celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial throughout 2016.

Educational Resources

Educational Resources

Our rich collection of free educational media including interactive mapping tools, encyclopedic articles, lesson plans, and more supports learning across geography, social studies, and science.


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PHOTOS: MICHAEL NICHOLS (LIONS, TOP); RANDALL SCOTT (EMERGING EXPLORERS); JOEL SARTORE (PHOTO ARK)