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Nov 25, 2013, 10:34 ET
National Geographic logo.  (PRNewsFoto/National Geographic Society)

National Geographic Expeditions Announces New Family and Student Trips

Give gift of travel with new offerings from National Geographic Student and Family Expeditions and submit image to win trip in Student Photo...

Oct 16, 2013, 10:07 ET
Products featured in a new online boutique from National Geographic, 'Shop the Road Less Traveled.' www.shoproadlesstraveled.com.  (PRNewsFoto/National Geographic Society)

National Geographic Launches First Explorer-Curated Collection, 'Shop the Road Less Traveled' Online Boutique

Travels of Explorer Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani Lindsey Inspire Line of Hand-Crafted Goods  Today National Geographic launches Shop the Road...

Oct 01, 2013, 12:27 ET

50 PLACES of a LIFETIME: CANADA - National Geographic Travel Selects Canada for World's First-Ever Digital Super Mag

Huge content experience is unmatched in coverage of one country WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - With the launch of 50 Places of a Lifetime:...

Sep 04, 2013, 10:01 ET

National Geographic Society Announces New Travel Group

Traveler Magazine, Expeditions, Travel Books and Digital Content Merge Editorial and Business Resources and Reinvest in Print Product...

Aug 19, 2013, 12:01 ET
John Fahey will continue as chairman of the board of the National Geographic Society. Photo Credit: Rebecca Hale/National Geographic. (PRNewsFoto/National Geographic Society)

National Geographic Society Names Gary E. Knell President and CEO; John Fahey Continues as Chairman of Board of Trustees

The board of trustees of the National Geographic Society announced today that Gary E. Knell has been selected to succeed John M. Fahey as...

Mar 12, 2013, 12:06 ET
TEDxDeExtinction, hosted by the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., on Friday, March 15, is the first public forum on the groundbreaking science surrounding efforts to bring extinct species back to life, and the ethical and conservation issues that may arise.  (PRNewsFoto/National Geographic Society)

TEDxDeExtinction Event, with Support of TED and Hosted by National Geographic, Features Leading Scientists and Conservationists from Around the World

Daylong event on March 15 on science of bringing extinct species back to life will be webcast at livestreamTEDx and...

Jan 10, 2013, 10:04 ET

James Cameron, Jane Goodall, Robert Ballard to Take Part In Google+ Hangout Sunday

Explorers from Around the World to Mark 125th Anniversary of National Geographic  Have you ever wanted to ask a question of the man who...

Dec 14, 2012, 10:03 ET
The January issue of National Geographic magazine, a special issue in celebration of National Geographic Society's 125th anniversary in January, is themed "The New Age of Exploration" and features five covers, a first in the magazine's publishing history.  (PRNewsFoto/National Geographic Society)

National Geographic Celebrates 125 Years With Exploration Issue And Anniversary Special

January 2013 Magazine Features Five Covers Highlighting The Superlatives Of Exploration National Geographic Channels To Premiere Anniversary...

Dec 05, 2012, 00:01 ET
A local guide signals to a lost vehicle in the Sahara Desert during a Genographic Expedition.  (PRNewsFoto/National Geographic Society)

National Geographic Unveils New Phase of Genographic Project: Combines Powerful New Technology, Citizen Science

 The National Geographic Society today announced the next phase of its Genographic Project — the multiyear global research initiative...

Dec 03, 2012, 21:11 ET

National Geographic Ranks No. 1 on Instagram

National Geographic is currently the No. 1 media brand on Instagram, overtaking Teen Vogue over the weekend. It has 588,000 Instagram followers...

Feb 28, 2012, 13:06 ET

Everest Paragliding and Kayaking Pair Selected as National Geographic Adventurers of the Year

National Geographic and Glenfiddich Single Malt Honor Nepali Adventure Pioneers Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa and Sano Babu Sunuwar Everest guide...

Dec 08, 2011, 10:18 ET
Krithi Karanth, recipient of the National Geographic Society's 10,000th grant.  (PRNewsFoto/National Geographic Society)

Ten Grants That Illuminated the World

National Geographic Grantmaking Reaches 10,000 Mark Excavation of the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu by archaeologist Hiram Bingham. Jane...

Nov 21, 2011, 13:44 ET

National Geographic Announces Start of Online Voting for the People's Choice Adventurer of the Year

Partnership with Glenfiddich launches competition for adventure pioneers from around the world National Geographic has announced the launch...

Oct 17, 2011, 15:24 ET
Opening day visitors queue to enter the exhibition Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on Oct. 16.  (PRNewsFoto/National Geographic Society, Dave Rossman)

King Tut Exhibit Now Open at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Texas debut for landmark exhibition Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, with more than 100 objects from the tomb of King Tut and...

Oct 17, 2011, 13:20 ET

National Geographic's 'Digital Nomad' Andrew Evans Embarks on Latest Adventure: Louisiana

Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler magazine's "Digital Nomad," has embarked on a culinary and cultural adventure experiencing life in...

Sep 16, 2010, 14:51 ET

Gulf Oil Spill: Photos You Haven't Seen; Stories You Haven't Heard

National Geographic Magazine Tackles Deep Water Drilling and Gulf's Oil Infrastructure in October 2010 Issue Special map supplement in magazine...

Aug 10, 2010, 10:00 ET
"Girl in Seaweed" -- the 2009 National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids grand-prize winning image by Simon Nikolai van Lierde, of The Hague, Netherlands. Image courtesy of National Geographic.  (PRNewsFoto/National Geographic Society)

National Geographic Announces 4th Annual International Photography Contest for Kids

Young photographers around the world are invited to take part in the 2010 National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids. The...

Mar 26, 2010, 06:00 ET

National Geographic Magazine, Annenberg Space for Photography Collaborate on Major Exhibit Based on Images in April 'Water' Issue

'Water: Our Thirsty World' Opens in Los Angeles Saturday, March 27 The Annenberg Space for Photography opens its doors tomorrow to a major,...

Jun 11, 2009, 17:53 ET

National Geographic Publishes Special Collector's Edition Featuring Readers' Photographs

Starting June 15, Readers Can Order Customized Version Online With Their Own Cover Photo Looking for a unique Father's Day gift? One that...

Nov 06, 2008, 16:37 ET

Newsstand-Only Special Issue of National Geographic Looks at History and Future of Space Exploration

'SPACE: The Once and Future Frontier' on Newsstands Now Fifty years of space exploration are spotlighted in a special collector's edition of...

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