National Geographic will kick off its first ever Earth Week on Sunday, October 30, launching six straight days of primetime programming focused on climate change. The broadcasting event, timed to lead up to the U.S.
Academy Award-winner and U.N. Messenger for Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, along with executives from the National Geographic Channel, welcomed U.N. diplomats, top Hollywood talent, and more to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on October 20 for a red carpet screening of Before the Flood, DiCaprio's forthcoming documentary about the worsening effects of climate change on global communities and ecosystems.
Leonardo DiCaprio's new documentary Before the Flood takes viewers on a global journey through the worsening effects of climate change, and on October 3, he screened the film, which premieres on 21st Century Fox's National Geographic Channel on Sunday, October 30, for the audience at the White House's first ever South by South Lawn event and moderated a discussion on the issue with atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe and President Barack Obama.
Bill Nye's Global Meltdown, the acclaimed science educator's recent documentary for the National Geographic Channel chronicling the worldwide effects of climate change, took home top honors at the Sentinel Awards in Hollywood on September 28.
In a release tied to National Voter Registration Day on September 27, 21st Century Fox's National Geographic Channel has announced a dynamic new partnership with Rock the Vote and theSkimm to educate new voters about climate change ahead of this year's U.S. Presidential Election. At more than 50 college campuses nationwide, Nat Geo will host screenings of its new documentary Before the Flood, Leonardo DiCaprio's personal journey detailing the effects of climate change on the planet. The screenings will double as voter registration events, engaging Americans to exercise their right to vote.
At Climate Week NYC 2016, National Geographic announced its first ever Earth Week, a week of programming dedicated to climate change that will launch ahead of the U.S. presidential election this fall. Nat Geo also premiered the second season of climate change series "Years of Living Dangerously" and unveiled the trailer for Leonardo DiCaprio's critically acclaimed documentary "Before the Flood."
By: Ethan Smyth, Recent Graduate from Bob Jones High School in Alabama
This summer, DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T family, and FOX Networks (parent company of National Geographic) sent 4 amazing high school students from across the United States and Latin America on a National Geographic Student Expedition through the Nat Geo Mundo Explorer competition. These once-in-a-lifetime adventures took the 4 students on immersive learning trips, where they explored exciting destinations with National Geographic photographers, scientists and writers from
National Geographic's education initiatives are known for bringing students a global perspective on nature and the environment, and this summer, four top high school students got the chance to see the world for themselves as part of the Nat Geo Mundo Explorer competition.