Explorer Classroom is on summer vacation! We'll be back in September.
All Explorer Classroom hangouts are recorded so you can review them a second time or save them for just the right moment in the semester. Browse our archive to start exploring now!
Nizar Ibrahim is a vertebrate paleontologist, comparative anatomist, and National Geographic Explorer who works in the Sahara Desert.
Mike Libecki’s goal is to complete 100 expeditions by the time he turns 100-years-old and he is over halfway there.
Tierney Thys is a marine biologist, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and a recognized advocate for the world’s oceans.
Bob Poole is an Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and a National Geographic wildlife conservationist.
Adjany Costa is a local Angolan scientist with a master’s degree in environmental science.
Shivani Bhalla is a conservation biologist and a 2014 National Geographic Emerging Explorer.
All you need to participate in an Explorer Classroom hangout is the ability to access YouTube. Many classrooms also use a projector for viewing the live stream. Scroll down to sign up for upcoming hangout or check out our archive.
Register for an Explorer Classroom hangout by clicking “Register Now” next to the live stream you’d like to attend. You’ll find the link to the live stream on the registration form. There’s also a teacher’s guide to support your lesson planning around the Explorer Classroom hangout.
The first six classrooms to register will be awarded on-camera spots.* Those students will have the opportunity to interact with the featured explorer directly—just like in a Skype call. If you are one of the six, you’ll hear from your host Joe Grabowski or a Nat Geo staff member by email one week before the event.
If you do not secure a camera spot, no worries! An unlimited number of people can watch live, and you can still interact and ask questions by tweeting #letsexplore.
Tune in at the scheduled time and date! The live stream link is on the form you used to register.
Finally, the Explorer Classroom hangouts will record directly to YouTube, so you can always view them again later. Simply click the same link you used to watch the event live.
*Please Note: Explorer Classroom sessions are live events hosted on YouTube. They are open to the public and recorded. Please share these terms with parents of students who will participate live on camera. If any parents or students prefer not to be on camera, please accommodate their wishes in your classroom.