National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that pushes the boundaries of exploration to further our understanding of our planet and empower us all to generate solutions for a more sustainable future.

For more information, visit their website


We teach kids about the world and how it works, empowering them to succeed and to make it a better place.

Description of Education Initiatives: National Geographic Explorers, photographers, filmmakers, and scientists embody the importance of living curious, responsible, and empowered lives. National Geographic is proud to present these inspiring role models through our student matinee programs at our headquarters in Washington, D.C. Matinee presentations are approximately one hour long and include a short question and answer session with the speaker after their talk. Groups can also choose to stay on campus after and visit the National Geographic museum. Come explore with us! For more information, visit their education page

Partnership with DC Collaborative 

DC Collaborative member since 2010.

"The DC Collaborative helps us to better serve our local community by connecting us with local schools and making it easy for them to visit our campus. We are proud to be a member of the Collaborative!"

Arts and Humanities for Every Student Provider

National Geographic is an AHFES provider.  Teachers can view their AHFES Catalogue here

Story Bank Blog

National Geographic is featured in the DC Collaborative's Story Bank Blog! 

Fun Fact! For 130 years, the National Geographic Society has funded groundbreaking scientists and explorers and shared their findings with the world. We sponsored Hiram Bingham as he brought back stories from Machu Picchu, documented Robert Ballard’s quest to find the Titanic, and supported Jane Goodall’s study of chimpanzee behavior. Our education programs give teachers the tools they need to engage students of all ages, reveal our interconnected world, and inspire new generations of responsible citizens, explorers, and changemakers.

Contact their Education Department: Celeste Harrison at


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Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

The DC Collaborative is a FY19 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.