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The National Geographic Society Announces the Recipients of the 2024 Wayfinder Award Presented by Kia

Caption for Photo: 2024 Wayfinder Award Recipients

JUNE 6, 2024

Excerpt from Press Release from National Geographic

The awards name 15 new National Geographic Explorers for their local and global contributions that push boundaries.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 6, 2024) — Today, the National Geographic Society announced 15 newly named National Geographic Explorers as recipients of the 2024 Wayfinder Award presented by Kia. From an Indigenous ecologist working to restore the American bison on tribal lands to a photographer telling the critical stories of polar research, the 2024 recipients are recognized for pushing the boundaries in science, conservation, education, technology and storytelling — all to propel the Society’s mission forward of illuminating and protecting the wonder of our world.

“These individuals have proven themselves as the next generation of influential leaders and innovators, and we are thrilled to recognize them for their groundbreaking work across a diverse range of impact-driven projects,” said Alex Moen, chief explorer engagement officer at the National Geographic Society. “This remarkable cohort is tackling critical issues around our world in unique ways, collectively powered by a shared mission to educate, engage and mobilize a global community.”

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