National Geographic Photo Camp to Mentor Young Syrian Refugees in Jerash, Jordan

WASHINGTON (March 23, 2015)—A group of Syrian refugee teenagers will learn to tell their stories through photography during National Geographic Photo Camp Jordan, March 30-April 3, highlighting issues faced by young people in the region. During the five-day Photo Camp workshop in Jerash, Jordan, 20 participants ages 13-16 will be mentored by National Geographic contributing photographers Amy Toensing and Matt Moyer, National Geographic magazine editor Jessie Wenders, Photo Camp technical director Read more [...]

National Geographic Creative to Represent Award-Winning Photojournalist John Stanmeyer for Commercial Assignments, Image Licensing

WASHINGTON (March 19, 2015)—National Geographic Creative has signed award-winning photographer John Stanmeyer to its agency for representation in commercial assignments and image licensing. Well known for his prodigious work with National Geographic and TIME magazines, Stanmeyer is an American-born photographer and Emmy-nominated filmmaker who specializes in distilling such complex issues as malaria, the refugee crisis and human conflict through relatable narratives. Stanmeyer has received numerous Read more [...]

Pew, National Geographic Applaud Creation of Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve

LONDON (March 18, 2015)—The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Geographic Society praised action by the British government today to create the world’s largest fully protected marine reserve around the Pitcairn Islands, an overseas territory in the South Pacific Ocean. The 834,334-square-kilometre (322,138-square-mile) reserve is roughly 3 ½ times the size of the United Kingdom. Home to at least 1,249 species of marine mammals, seabirds and fish, the new reserve protects some of the most Read more [...]

Top Geography Students to Test Skills at 2015 National Geographic State Bees on March 27

WASHINGTON (March 17, 2015)—On Friday, March 27, young geography whizzes across the United States and U.S. territories will participate in state Bees, competing for a spot in the 27th annual National Geographic Bee championship in Washington, D.C., on May 11-13. Organized by the National Geographic Society, the 2015 National Geographic Bee is sponsored by Google. The state Bees are also sponsored by Plum Creek. Up to 100 fourth- to eighth-graders in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Read more [...]

National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions Announce 2015 Grosvenor Teacher Fellows

WASHINGTON (March 17, 2015)—In recognition of their commitment to geographic education, 35 highly respected educators from the United States and Canada have been selected as this year’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The 2015 Fellows will embark on Lindblad voyages aboard the National Geographic Explorer and the National Geographic Endeavour for a one-of-a-kind field experience. Every year, K-12 educators are encouraged to apply for this professional development Read more [...]

National Geographic and ITB Berlin Announce World Legacy Awards Winners

WASHINGTON (March 5, 2015)—The five winners of the 2015 National Geographic World Legacy Awards were announced today during a colorful awards ceremony held at ITB Berlin. A partnership between the National Geographic Society and ITB Berlin, the World Legacy Awards showcase the leading companies, organizations and destinations — ranging from hotels to ecolodges and from small islands to entire countries — that are driving the positive transformation of the travel industry based on National Geographic’s Read more [...]

National Geographic Traveler Magazine to Be Available in Germany from June

HAMBURG (March 5, 2015)—Publisher Gruner + Jahr is bringing the successful magazine National Geographic Traveler to the German market. The travel magazine, which is currently published in 15 countries, will appear in Germany for the first time on June 6, 2015, at the price of 7.50 euros. Four times per year, readers will be transported to the most wonderful places on our planet and, thanks to the exceptional quality of the photos for which National Geographic is known, they will be able to explore Read more [...]