MEDIA ALERT: National Geographic Partners with Microsoft on #MakeWhatsNext Workshops

Online and in-store events will bring together women and girls in STEM

On Saturday, March 18, National Geographic Explorer Jenny Adler will take viewers into the field with her on the Ichetucknee River in Florida. This spring-fed river will be holding a freshwater turtle census, offering a unique opportunity for National Geographic’s Facebook audience to experience a live science project while hearing from a National Geographic Explorer about the importance of STEM education. The Facebook Live is part of Microsoft’s “Make What’s Next Campaign”, which will include six other events happening simultaneously across the country at select Microsoft Store locations. Each in-store event will include a two-hour STEM workshop featuring a National Geographic Explorer. The full schedule and registration information can be found here. Participating Explorers include Jedidah Isler, Cristina Mittermeier, Paul Nicklen, Constance Adams, Tan Le, Tierney Thys, and Arianna Soldati.

When: Saturday, March 18 at 1:00 P.M. ET

Where: National Geographic’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/natgeo

Attend in-person at one of the following Microsoft Store locations:

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 129 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching over 730 million people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Media Contact

Meg Calnan
National Geographic
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