Explorer Classroom is Out of this World!

National Geographic’s Explorer Classroom connects classrooms around the world with National Geographic Explorers—bringing science, exploration, and conservation to life through live video events. Watch our video!

Each month, Explorer Classroom features a new theme and provides supporting resources for educators. Throughout the school year, classes can also join explorers live on expedition through our “In the Field” series.

We’re over the moon to announce that our November theme is Space! Your students can learn about our place in space and talk to some truly out-of-this-world experts!

Space sessions will include:

Nov 13th | 2:00PM ET

Jeffrey Marlow | Geobiologist

Jeffrey Marlow studies the microbes that inhabit extreme conditions in an attempt to understand biology’s outer limits. His work informs questions about life elsewhere in the solar system.


11/15 | 11:00 AM ET

Terry Virts | Astronaut

Terry Virts has spent more than 7 months in space. He piloted the Space Shuttle Endeavor, performed three spacewalks, and served as commander of the International Space Station. While in space he took hundreds of thousands of photos to help share his unique perspective.


11/19 | 11:00 AM ET

Munazza Alam | Astrophysicist

Munazza Alam specializes in investigating the ages of nearby stars and exploring the atmospheric properties of unusual brown dwarfs.


Nov 30th | 1:00PM ET

Brendan Mullan | Astrobiologist

Brendan Mullan studies how galaxies collide and how stars form in the interstellar wreckage. He also helps search for evidence of distant extraterrestrial civilizations.

Register for these events and more at http://natgeoed.org/explorerclassroom

Find more ideas for bringing space into your classroom with this collection of NatGeoEd.org space resources.

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