The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the member-supported Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic has funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation, and exploration projects and supports education programs that help students understand how our world works and how people, places, and environments interconnect.
National Geographic has been exploring and protecting the planet since 1888. Its media and consumer enterprises are overseen by National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between the nonprofit National Geographic Society and 21st Century Fox. The National Geographic Society funds important work in science and education, with a focus on protecting wildlife, oceans, and our cultural heritage. The headquarters of both National Geographic Partners and the Society are located in Washington, D.C.
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