National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the member-supported Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic has funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation, and exploration projects and supports education programs that help students understand how our world works and how people, places, and environments interconnect.



Kathleen  Schwille

Kathleen Schwille

Vice President, Curriculum, Education and Children’s Media, and Executive Director, National Geographic Education Foundation