Celebration of Education
1888 Today the National Geographic Society was officially incorporated.
The National Geographic Society was founded by a group of elite scholars, explorers, and scientists. National Geographic celebrates the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling. It was founded to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge while promoting the conservation of the world's cultural, historical, and natural resources."
“Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, shall all be saved.” –Jane Goodall