National Geographic Explorer Academy

Welcome to The Explorer Academy, where you will have an incredible experience learning more about the great outdoors. All that's left is for you to get out and explore!

Let your inner explorer be your guide as you journey into the National Geographic Explorer Academy, a place filled with fun, informative ways to get started exploring the world around you! Adventure awaits! Find out how the world-renowned National Geographic Society connects to your world and how you can be a part of the excitement!

Discover great gear to make your adventures more fun and creative, along with colorful badges and certificates to personalize and print out!

National Geographic

Since its inception in 1888, the National Geographic Society has supported the work of the world's most intrepid scientists and boldest explorers. Over the years, the Society has awarded more than 10,000 grants for exploration, research, and conservation efforts.

Through various media vehicles, including its official journal, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine, and other magazines, films, television shows, radio programs, books, branded products, videos, maps, and interactive media, the National Geographic Society continues to inspire people to care about the planet by disseminating geographic knowledge to more than 400 million people worldwide each month. The Society's unending commitment to integrity, accuracy, and excellence has allowed us to become a world leader in publishing, cartography, research, conservation, and education.

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Uncle Milton

Founded in 1946, Uncle Milton creates, produces, and markets proprietary and licensed toys that have outstanding play value and maximum kid-appeal. Since its introduction in 1956, the Ant Farm® brand ant habitat has grown to become a universally recognized icon of American pop culture.

Building on the quality and innovation of their flagship brand, Uncle Milton today leads the science category with popular brands including Star Wars™ Science, Jim Henson's DINOSAUR TRAIN™, In My Room, and Ant Farm composed of award-winning toys that inspire wonder, learning, and fun. In the fall of 2012, the company will launch a new line of Nat Geo WILD branded toys. Uncle Milton, a Transom Capital Group company, distributes its lines of toys at fine specialty toy, hobby, gift, mass merchant, and department stores nationwide, as well as through popular online retailers.