Join the Microplastics expedition team, led by Explorer Rachael Miller, to learn how they will collect samples and create a map of microplastic and microfiber pollution found in the surface waters and air surrounding Maui and Lana'i. Their data will examine links between surface and airborne microplastics and observed macroplastics, with the goal of determining an accessible and inexpensive method for identifying marine debris hot spots—and ultimately preventing and remediating plastic pollution.
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 October 12th @ 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:
September 28th: Underwater Soundscapes
October 5th: Hawaii’s Sharks 101
October 19th: Shipwrecks & Sunken Aircraft
#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.