National Geographic Society
American non-profit scientific and educational institution / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations in the world.
|Formation||January 13, 1888|
|Type||501(c)(3), charitable organization|
|Headquarters||1145 17th Street Washington, D.C., U.S.|
|Jean M. Case|
Founded in 1888, its interests include geography, archaeology, and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation, and the study of world culture and history. The National Geographic Society's logo is a yellow portrait frame—rectangular in shape—which appears on the margins surrounding the front covers of its magazines and as its television channel logo. Through National Geographic Partners (a joint venture with The Walt Disney Company), the Society operates the magazine, TV channels, a website, worldwide events, and other media operations.