National Geographic Celebrates 135 Years with Adevntures Close to Home and Around the Globe
National Geographic is celebrating 135 years of exploration, adventure, and wonder. To celebrate 135 years, both National Geographic Live and National Geographic Expeditions invite fans to check out events in their own backyard at local performing arts centers to exotic locales around the world for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to destinations you may have only dreamed of.
National Geographic Live
National Geographic has been bringing live events to communities throughout North America for over 25 years. During these live events, participants are invited to listen to explorers from around the world as they share stories from the front lines.
Presentations are brought to life with rare footage and iconic photos of worldly journeys from explorers such as photographers, scientists, filmmakers, and adventurers. Guests in attendance can expect to hear tales of triumph, resilience, and hope.
Topics covered include everything from dinosaurs and the Big Bang to having a hand in creating one of the largest conservation projects on the planet. Below are some of the upcoming presentations that will take you from the surface and sky to the lowest sea floors:
Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous
Join young paleontologist, Nizar Ibrahim, who discovered the lost science of the prehistoric giant, Spinosaurus.
Nizar will share some amazing video content featuring the lost world of Cretaceous-era Sahara. He will go into detail about the Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss, and rediscovery, and also explain what—other than its size—makes this ancient monster unique.
Greenwood: A Century of Resilience
Alicia Odewale, an African Diaspora Archaeologist, as she shares about uncovering stories of resilience in the hundred years since the attack on Black Wall Street in the city’s historic Greenwood district.
During her presentation, Alicia shares how she used archaeology and radical mapping to unearth lost stories to reclaim a narrative and pursue restorative justice.
Nature Roars Back
Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and wildlife filmmaker, Bob, developed a 6-part series in conjunction with PBS and National Geographic documenting the re-birth of Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park – a jewel of Africa’s parks system until civil war almost destroyed it.
Bob teamed up with this sister, Joyce Poole, an elephant researcher, and other rangers and scientists to what might be the largest conservation project on the planet – to learn that sometimes the places we have ruined can be put back together after all.
From Shallows to Seafloor
Travel to some of the most extraordinary depths in some of the remotest parts of the planet with Marine biologist, Diva Amon, to learn about some unusual underwater habitats.
Diva will take Guests through the unique layers of the deep sea to get an in-depth knowledge of interesting sea creatures in the Earth’s underwater communities.
2019 National Geographic Adventurer of the year and Paraclimber, Maureen Beck, brings her unique wit and humor to tell how she learn to rock climb with just one hand. During the presentation, she shares one of her early adaptive climbing innovations that involved taping a metal ladle to her arm.
From there, Maureen went on to take on some of the hardest climbs that one could ever complete – all with just one hand.
Life on the Vertical
Mark Synnott, the legendary climber and National Geographic adventure writer, shares how he became a big wall pioneer with numerous first ascents.
Today, he uses that knowledge to help scientists make significant findings in distant, inaccessible places while staying on the leading edge of discovery.
CLICK HERE to check out where you and your family and friends can engage with the explorers listed above and see some of these amazing programs come to life right in your area.
National Geographic Expeditions
Want to explore the world yourself and go on what promises to be an adventure of a lifetime? Then, you must check out everything National Geographic Expeditions has to offer!
From river cruises to exotic adventures, National Geographic Expeditions offers several enriching expeditions to destinations around the world to experience the planet through the lens of National Geographic.
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Will you be celebrating 135 years of National Geographic by taking in a National Geographic Live program or taking the ultimate vacation with National Geographic Expeditions in 2023? Let us know in the comments below!
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