Spark your inner Explorer through virtual events & experiences at the Society.
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For over 130 years, National Geographic has hosted some of the leading scientists, conservationists, photographers, and storytellers to share their stories live at our headquarters in Washington, D.C. Now you can watch their inspiring and thought-provoking stories from anywhere! Watch on-demand stories from top National Geographic Explorers about their fascinating adventures and discoveries and spark your inner Explorer without leaving home.
Emerging Voices in Exploration
Hear from the National Geographic Society’s newest cohort of gifted changemakers—our 2020 Emerging Explorers—and learn how their work is transforming their fields and our understanding of the world.
Virtual Book Launch: "The Nature of Nature: Why We Need The Wild"
In his newest book, "The Nature of Nature," National Geographic Explorer in Residence Enric Sala shares why conservation is economically wise and essential to our survival.
Virtual Explorer Trivia Night Feat. Ami Vitale and Rue Mapp
Test your knowledge and play trivia alongside two National Geographic Explorers: photographer Ami Vitale and Outdoor Afro founder Rue Mapp. This event was created in partnership with District Trivia.
Virtual Explorer Trivia Night Feat. Brian Skerry and Asha de Vos
Test your knowledge and play trivia alongside two National Geographic Explorers: underwater photographer Brian Skerry and marine biologist Asha de Vos. This event was created in partnership with District Trivia.
Galápagos: A Virtual Reality Exploration
Experience incredible 360-degree footage of the legendary and wild Galápagos Islands in exquisite detail with award-winning National Geographic Explorer and marine scientist Enric Sala.
Through the Lens:
Discover the hidden truths of modern city life in densely populated Tokyo with celebrated photojournalist David Guttenfelder and National Geographic writer Neil Shea.
When Women Ruled
Egyptologist Kara Cooney delivers a fascinating tale of female power through the stories of six female pharaohs — shining a piercing light on perceptions of women leaders and why they have been so rare.
Expand the Field
Hear from explorers inspiring the next generation: linguistic anthropologist Sandhya Narayanan, paleoanthropologist and stand-up comic Ella Al-Shamahi, oceanographer Katy Croff Bell, and carnivore ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant.
Through the Lens:
Join documentary photographer Daniella Zalcman, visual storyteller Matika Wilbur, and editor Mark Trahant. Explore diverse, powerful stories of Native Americans who are pushing back against racial stereotypes.
Antarctica: A Virtual Reality Exploration
Join National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen for an unparalleled virtual reality tour of Antarctica; explore incredible 360-degree footage of the breathtaking landscape & his wildlife encounters.
Environmental Justice: Running Dry
Explore solutions to the world’s deepening water crisis. Join moderator & journalist Naveena Sadasivam, author & historian John F. Ross, environmental health scientist Jalonne L. White-Newsome, water policy expert Radhika Fox, and environmental scientist Samantha Chisholm Hatfield.
Shrinking Kingdoms: Leopards & Jaguars
Discover how longtime photographer Steve Winter is using camera-trap technology to learn key information about jaguars and leopards that helps us better protect them.
Exploring the Deep
Discover how ocean engineer and aquanaut Grace Young is using cutting-edge technologies to transform the way we see and explore the ocean.
Birds of the Photo Ark
Photographer Joel Sartore shares the extraordinary colors, intricate details, and diverse behaviors of some of the world’s incredible species of birds through intimate and moving portraits.
Find out how the decades-long movement for environmental justice must adapt in the face of our changing planet. Hear from reporter Talia Buford, professor Robert Bullard, National Geographic Explorer Jon Waterhouse, policy expert Mustafa Ali, and environmental advocate Adrianna Quintero.