Bringing Exploration to Life for Learners
At National Geographic, we believe in the power of exploration, wonder, and storytelling to change the world.
沙巴体育appTo support educators and families and to keep young minds engaged this summer, we are pleased to share our first-ever National Geographic Summer Learning Series. Over the course of eight weeks, National Geographic will offer unique opportunities for young people to stay engaged in meaningful learning, ignite their spirit of exploration, and connect with others. Each week, virtually visit a different part of the world and learn about its geographic features, population, climate, ecology, biodiversity, culture, history and more.
Starting the week of June 15th, Explorer Classroom has a new schedule. Join us on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 沙巴体育appThe live video events, streamed on YouTube, connect young people with National Geographic Explorers—leading scientists, researchers, educators and storytellers—as they share their stories and experiences from the field.
Events are free and open to the public. Register for a chance at one of six on-camera spots to ask Explorers your questions face to face!
See our full line-up below:
June 18th | 12:30PM ET
Carter Clinton is a biological anthropologist who conducts genetic research on free and enslaved Africans from a New York City burial ground. Join to learn about his findings from his investigation and how it sheds light on the under-documented existence of slavery in post-colonial New York.
June 22nd | 11:00AM ET
沙巴体育appRodrigo Medellín is a renowned Mexican mammalogist and is credited with saving the Tequila Bat from extinction. He's slogged through caves shin-deep in bat poop more times than he can count as he's worked on the ecology and conservation of bats. Join in as he shares the crucial services and benefits bats provide to their ecosystems and to us all.
June 23rd | 11:00AM ET
沙巴体育appAndy Whitworth and the team at Osa Conservation are working to expand rainforest conservation technology and real-time citizen science. The team works with iNaturalist and Instant Wild to catalogue Osa's flora and fauna and monitor threatened wildlife in real-time. This rainforest tech event will highlight how you can use this same technology.
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June 24th | 2:00PM ET
沙巴体育appNora Shawki is an Egyptian archaeologist whose work focuses on the lives and culture of ordinary Ancient Egyptians. Join Nora to learn more about protecting what matters, uncovering history, and how everyone can dig and learn!
This event is recommended for learners in grades PreK-2.
23 de junio 11AM CDMX (CT) / 12 PM ET
Priscilla Alpízar es una bióloga especializada en la ecología y conservación de murciélagos en paisajes alterados por los humanos, de momento se enfoca en plantaciones bananeras en Costa Rica. Busca encontrar los efectos que tienen estos cultivos y las prácticas agrícolas asociadas sobre la vida de los murciélagos. También trabaja con comunidades y escuelas locales en las cercanías de las plantaciones para mejorar la convivencia entre los seres humanos y los murciélagos. Su propósito es que al desmentir mitos y enseñar sobre lo importantes que son los murciélagos para el ambiente y los humanos, las comunidades se interesen en la conservación de estos animales.
30 de junio 11AM CDMX (CT) / 12PM ET
沙巴体育appTania Pelamatti es bióloga marina que trabaja con tiburones y rayas en México. Sus estudios de doctorado se enfocaron en la interacción de las mantas gigantes con la contaminación de plásticos en el Océano Pacífico Mexicano. Su proyecto fue apoyado por National Geographic Society.
8 de julio 11AM CDMX (CT) / 12PM ET
沙巴体育appCristian Lagger es biólogo marino argentino, científico, buzo profesional y Explorador de National Geographic. Su trabajo de investigación se centra en estudiar cómo los ecosistemas polares están respondiendo al cambio climático, qué especies responden primero e identificar amenazas ambientales que provocan cambios en este ecosistema prístino.
GenGeo Careers in Exploration | Rae Wynn-Grant
June 23rd | 2:00PM ET
沙巴体育appRae Wynn-Grant is a large carnivore ecologist. Her current field research is on the American Prairie Reserve in eastern Montana. She has studied African lions in Kenya and Tanzania, grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and has worked extensively with black bears in the Western Great Basin. A native Californian, she has studied at Emory, Yale, and Columbia Universities. Join host and Young Explorer Sahar Mohammadzadeh in conversation with Rae about her inspiring career and discover how you can build a blueprint for a potential career in science and exploration.
This event is recommended for youth ages 16 and up.
June 19th | 2:00PM ET
沙巴体育appJoin National Geographic Explorers and photographers Asha Stuart and Erika Larsen as they share their journeys to capture powerful moments of community and connection. Hear about their experiences in the field, the passion that drives their work, and their efforts to cultivate empathy and understanding through their assignments, whether it’s documenting the lives of people facing injustice or a community’s cultural ties to the natural world. Plus, learn how they’re building unique connections with collaborators to open up meaningful dialogues.
This event is recommended for storytellers ages 16 and up.
Participating in Explorer Classroom is as easy as 1, 2, 3
沙巴体育appSelect an event, then use the “Register Here” link to sign up.
We’ll email you instructions for how to join your event.
We’ll let you know if you were selected for an on-screen spot.
Use the Educator and Family Guides to brainstorm questions for the Explorer.
Watch & Ask Questions
Tune in at the scheduled time and date for your event.
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沙巴体育appShivani Bhalla is working to safeguard the future of Kenya's rapidly declining lion populations. There are now fewer than 2,000 lions in Kenya, and they could vanish within twenty years. Shivani founded the conservation organization Ewaso Lions to promote coexistence between people and lions.
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Explorer Imogen Napper is passionate about being part of the solution to ocean plastics. Her work recently helped influence the ban of microbeads in cosmetics internationally. The “Sea to Source: Ganges” expedition is the first of several international river expeditions planned as part of National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic? initiative, which aims to significantly reduce the amount of single-use plastic that reaches the ocean.
Explorer Katlin Bowman has spent nearly a year of her life at sea, spanning 12 expeditions. She studies the rising mercury in marine environments, due to human activities like fossil fuel combustion and gold mining. Currently, Katlin is studying how microplastic pollution in San Francisco Bay impacts mercury cycling.