National Geographic Partners2018Year In Review

As we enter 2019, National Geographic is proud to continue our tradition of telling stories that matter. During the past year, we've taken our fans and partners from the Okavango River Basin in Africa, to the ledge of El Capitan with Alex Honnold, to Mars and beyond!

We’ve launched a global multiyear initiative to reduce the amount of single-use plastic that reaches the world’s oceans; taken an in-depth look at race in America; brought audiences behind the scenes of the International Science and Engineering Fair; dove into children’s fiction with Explorer Academy; and explored the mysteries of our galaxy in ONE STRANGE ROCK.

This is just the beginning, and we look forward to exploring the world with you in the year to come. Cheers to taking you further in 2019.

We had a Record-Breaking Year

Critics Choice Awards for FREE SOLO
3Critics Choice Awards for FREE SOLO
Antonio Banderas in Genius: Picasso
18Emmy® Nominations
Creative Arts Emmy Wins
5Creative Arts Emmy® Wins
National Geographic Magazine
AdWeek's Hottest Magazine Redesign
Our first-ever Gold Cannes Lion for Breaking2
#1 Brand on Instagram
#1brand on Instagram

We Told Meaningful Stories

Of places that matterIn INTO THE OKAVANGO, we chronicled the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project team’s first epic four-month, 1,500-mile expedition across three countries to research and explore the river system that feeds the Okavango Delta in order to protect it for generations to come.Learn More
Science Fair
And inspirational peopleSCIENCE FAIR follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries and setbacks on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair. The film offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.Learn More
The Face
With unprecedented access granted by the Cleveland Clinic, National Geographic dedicated more than two years exclusively documenting the groundbreaking scientific journey of Katie Stubblefield, the youngest face transplant recipient in U.S. history. Featured as the September issue cover story of National Geographic, Katie's story is about breakthrough science, human identity and hope.Learn More
Who are exploring their worldBorn with cerebral palsy in a country that denied her an education, Nujeen Mustafa traveled more than 3,500 miles in a wheelchair to escape war-torn Syria at age 16. In recognition of Nujeen’s embodiment of a true Nat Geo explorer, whose curiosity, wonder, and determination continues to motivate others to go ‘further,’ National Geographic partnered with the European Space Agency to bring Nujeen closer to her dream of space exploration.Learn More

We Raised Awareness

Planet or Plastic
Prevented approximately 150 million items of plastic from reaching the oceanTake Your Pledge
Arctic Fox
Helped the National Geographic Society build the National Geographic Photo Ark with portraits of more than 8,500 species to dateLearn More
Exploration and Research
And helped National Geographic Society fund more than 600 grants for explorationLearn More

Because of You Science & Research Happens

When you partner with us, create with us, or simply love our content, you help further the work of our scientists, explorers, and educators around the world. Thank you.