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Explorer ClassroomAGE 9-14 / Grade 3-8

The Art and Science of Sustainability | E Wen Wong

This Geography Awareness Week, join Young Explorer and Geographer E Wen Wong to learn how her organization relies on both art and science to illustrate how we are impacting the environment and to inspire positive environmental change.
November 17, 2022  2:00 PM ET
About this Event

National Geographic is celebrating Geography Awareness Week November 14 - 17! Join Young Explorer and Geographer E Wen Wong to learn about the importance of both art and science in communicating data and inspiring action, using tools like Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  

Explorer Classroom is an interactive session that connects learners with National Geographic Explorers for short lessons and Q&A. After the featured Explorer’s lesson, your students will have a chance to have their questions answered in real time! This event is recommended for student groups in grades 3-8 and will take place on November 17th @ 10am and 2pm ET; register for the time that works best for your class. A recording of the event will be available to watch on-demand on our YouTube channel if your students cannot attend live.

During Geography Awareness Week, Explorer Classroom will focus on building the attitudes of curiosity and empathy, and the skills of applying geographic perspectives and critical thinking. Explorers will demonstrate the 21st Century Skills of critical thinking and problem solving. The related standards are Community, Earth & Human Activity, Geography, and Indigenous History. Teachers, we’ve also created a new interactive guide, Explorer Mindset in Action! Share this with your students to take them on a learning journey with each of our Explorers that sparks curiosity, builds empathy, and empowers ALL learners to take action. 

How to Participate

#ExplorerClassroom is for everyone! All events are free.

There are two ways to participate in the virtual event, as a featured class on screen or watching live on YouTube. If space is available, you may request to be a featured class during the registration process.

November 17, 2022
2:00 PM ET
How to Watch
Watch live via Youtube or participate on screen with Zoom. Register for details on how to join.