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Explorer Classroom

Show your students that science, exploration, and conservation are alive outside of their textbooks. Join a virtual field trip with a National Geographic Explorer!

Seen from above the ocean surface, the tiny island of Roca Partida appears as two small peaks jutting out from the water. Underwater, however, this remote island of the Revillagigedo Archipelago hosts a rich marine habitat. Here, whitetip reef sharks, Pacific creolefish, barberfish, and Moorish idols populate the reef.

Photograph by Enric Sala

June 2018: Oceans

The ocean covers 70 percent of the Earth's surface. It contains about 324 million cubic miles of water, which is about 97 percent of all the water on Earth. The ocean makes all life on Earth possible! Celebrate World Ocean Day with Explorer Classroom this June!

Upcoming Events

Paul Rose + Pristine Seas Crew: Ocean Expedition Leader
June 18 | 9:30pm EDT

Paul Rose + Pristine Seas Crew: Ocean Expedition Leader  

Paul Rose helps scientists unlock and communicate global mysteries in the most remote and challenging regions of the planet. Paul is currently Expedition Leader for the National Geographic Pristine Seas Expeditions. Pristine Seas is an exploration, research, and media project on a mission to help protect 20 of the last wild places in the ocean by 2020.

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Getting Started

All you need to participate in Explorer Classroom is the ability to access YouTube. Many classrooms also use a projector for bigger and better viewing!

Register Now

Register for an Explorer Classroom session by clicking the “Register Now” button. You’ll find the link to the live stream on the registration form.  
 

Prep your Class

The first six classrooms to register will be awarded on-camera spots.* Those classrooms will have the opportunity to interact with the featured Explorer directly—just like in a Skype call. If you are one of the chosen classrooms , you’ll hear from your host Joe Grabowski or a Nat Geo staff member by email at least one week before the event.

If you do not secure an on-camera spot, no worries! An unlimited number of people can watch live, and anyone can ask questions by tweeting #ExplorerClassroom.
 

See you there!

Tune in at the scheduled time and date! The live stream link is on the form you used to register.

If you can’t join live, you can catch up later. All Explorer Classroom sessions will be archived on YouTube.

 

​*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.

Archived Hangouts

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!

Meet More Nat Geo Explorers

See the remarkable range of work National Geographic explorers are doing across the globe, and find out how they continue to make an impact as they explore and protect our planet.

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Photos: Ben Mirin by Drew FUlton, Erika Bergman by Barry Brown, Andrew Stein by Katy Daily, Carlton Ward Jr. by Mac Stone, Ricardo Moreno by Mauro Colombo, Shivani Bhalla courtesy Shivani Bhalla, Paola Bouley courtesy Paola Bouley, Steve Winter courtesy Steve Winter