January 27 - National Geographic Society founded
On January 13, 1888, 33 explorers and scientists gathered at the Cosmos Club, a private club then located on Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., to organize "a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge." After preparing a constitution and a plan of organization, the National Geographic Society was incorporated two weeks later on January 27.
January 4th Week - Kiss a Shark Week
Spend some time learning about sharks before you kiss one ... put on your lab coat and grab a scalpel to begin your virtual shark examination. Shark Lab is a shark-lovers paradise. In this virtual laboratory, you will find heaps of information on the biology of sharks. In fact, you will be hard pressed to find a shark resource like this anywhere else on the web!