Outstanding. Encouraging. Inspiring.

National Geographic’s researchers, explorers, and storytellers have been inspiring people for more than 130 years. They’ve pursued their dreams, become leaders in their fields, and are excited to share their stories and knowledge with students. National Geographic Experts join most of our programs. As you explore together, they’ll share their insights and experiences, and inspire you with their passion for the work they do and the places you’ll discover. Below, meet the experts who will join our trips this summer.