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Explorer ClassroomAGE 9-14 / Grade 3-8

Underwater Soundscapes | Ocean Exploration Trust Expedition: Marine Mammal Team

Bring ocean exploration to life in your classroom! Join the first of four events in this special series, live from the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, during its expedition in the Hawaiian Islands.
September 28, 2022  2:00 PM ET
About this Event

Join the Marine Mammal expedition team, led by Explorer Matthias Hoffman-Kuhnt, to learn how they will conduct acoustic recordings of the underwater soundscape around Maui and Hawai’i Island. They will record in different environments—including reef ecosystems—to understand how noise pollution generated by humans impacts marine life. They will also use a recently developed recording device that will allow identifying individual marine mammals as they vocalize, and will endeavor to identify “conversations” between animals. 

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 by submitting their questions into the YouTube chat bar! This event is recommended for student groups in grades 3-8 and will take place on September 28th @ 2pm ET (8am HST). A recording of the event will be available to watch on-demand on our YouTube channel if your students cannot attend live.

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. See the Educator Guide here. 

Register for more than one event in the series for a chance to win a special prize for your classroom! Join the other expedition teams on:

October 5th: Hawaii’s Sharks 101

October 12th: CSI for the Ocean

October 19th: Shipwrecks & Sunken Aircrafts

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.

September 28, 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.