Connecting to the Planet Through Stories

We take action for a healthier planet and invite others to join us in pushing the limits of what’s possible. Caring about nature begins with connecting with nature. Our stories come to life through our offerings, like content from National Geographic and Disneynature, and through experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Adventures by Disney trips.


For more than fifteen years, Disneynature films have featured some of the most remarkable stories in nature, presenting an eloquent case for greater understanding and support of nature and the planet we share. Like all of Disney’s conservation efforts, the underlying philosophy is that promoting a love of and connection to wildlife is the best way to ensure current and future generations seek its preservation.

You can find Disneynature’s library of films on Disney+

National Geographic

National Geographic has been igniting the explorer in all of us for more than 130 years through groundbreaking storytelling from the best and brightest scientists, explorers, photographers, and filmmakers in the world. National Geographic Partners—Disney’s unique partnership with the National Geographic Society—creates a virtuous cycle of storytelling and exploration that inspires people to act, enlightens their perspective, and often provides the spark to new ideas and innovation. Every year, 27% of National Geographic Partners’ net proceeds is distributed to the Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation, and education.

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The stories we tell, and the ways in which we tell them, can help us all to imagine a brighter future, find new solutions, and encourage action, so that together we can write the next chapter for our planet. Here are just a few recent examples:

Inspiring Action with National Geographic

Two new National Geographic projects took listeners and viewers inside the unique landscapes and habitats of Latin America. Lo Que Haces Cuenta, or What You Do Counts, released new podcast seasons dedicated to the relationship between the balance of ecosystems and the well-being of people. The series explored the connection of human beings with the Earth, the key role of bees in sustaining biodiversity, activist youth, sustainable architecture, food and its impacts, and more. The series also featured scientists, environmentalists, experts, and National Geographic Explorers in conversation about the wonder of the planet. Another initiative for Spanish and Portuguese speakers, Escala Por El Bien, or Stop Over for the Good, featured videos from influencers in Argentina (shown above), Brazil, and Mexico as they met National Geographic Explorers and learned more about how their projects encouraged people to connect with nature.

Reporting on the Climate

Two of ABC News’ most prominent personalities provided in-depth looks at the mounting physical effects of climate. Michael Strahan’s report from Easter Island showed the degradation of the sacred Moai statues, which are part of a UNESCO World Heritage site and date back centuries, as well as the high level of microplastics pollution in the surrounding bodies of water. David Muir traveled to South Sudan to report on the impacts of massive flooding. Following the segment’s broadcast on World News Tonight, Nightline, and Good Morning America, viewers donated more than $4.7 million to World Food Program USA, a record for the organization.

Disneynature’s Tiger

Disneynature’s Tiger lifts the veil on one of our planet’s most revered and charismatic animals, inviting viewers to journey alongside Ambar, a young tigress raising her cubs in the fabled forests of India. With the release of the film, the Disney Conservation Fund is helping to safeguard over 50 percent of the world’s wild tigers with Wildlife Conservation Society.

Abbott Elementary

In “Art Teacher,” Jacob and Barbara band together to start a school garden with the goal of providing fresh produce for school lunches. This episode of the Emmy Award-winning series was the recipient of the Paul Junger Witt Comedy Award from the Environmental Media Association in 2022.

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

With its unique brand of humor, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia tackles climate change in the episode “The Gang Solves Global Warming”, which was nominated for an Environmental Media Award.

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Nature Experiences

Disney provides kids and families with memorable moments to discover the magic of animals and the natural world. From the grassland vistas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, to the ocean views from aboard Disney Cruise Line, and the tree-lined walking trails at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Disney experiences inspire connections that last a lifetime. Here are just a few ways to have fun and explore nature at Disney:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Wilderness Explorers

Set out on a series of fun, nature-themed challenges ranging from animal observation to learning about the importance of recycling as you follow in the footsteps of Russell from the Disney·Pixar film Up, earning adventure badges throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

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Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Ray’s Stingray Adventure

Immerse yourself into the wondrous world of the great blue ocean as you’re invited to feed, touch, and snorkel among real-live stingrays and learn from animal experts what makes this species so unique.

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Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and Sea Turtles

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is a special place for nesting sea turtles and for the protection needed to ensure their survival. Experience the magic of nature as you learn about this critical stretch of coastal habitat from conservationists working to protect these incredible animals from their nests to their ocean home.

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Family Nature Activity Resources

Discover nature and the outdoors with family fun and animal resources. Explore the magic of nature with fun family activity packets inspired by some of your favorite films!

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