January 16, 2003 Guests
Guest : National Geographic Society
William S. Whale (Senior Vice President)
Lori Butterfield (Senior Producer)
The National Geographic Society was established in 1888 to promote "the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge." It is the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organization and its headquarters are in Washington D.C. The Society endeavors to introduce to the world places on Earth that have yet to be seen and has supported over 6500 research and exploratory projects to date.
In the director's office, Mohri received an overview of the National Geographic Society's history and current activities. During the explanation, Mr. Whale took out a miniature high-performance camera (photo 1). This camera is apparently an indispensable tool for filming wild animals. The footage of nature and wildlife obtained using this camera was stunningly beautiful. The National Geographic Society uses this type of cutting-edge technology in the production of monthly magazines and television programs.
After the meeting, the visitors had plenty of time to enjoy the museum. Photo 2 shows the visitors experiencing the special effects corner of the "Godzilla and Science" exhibit.