CSI for the Ocean: Explorer Classroom

Join Professor Claire Gwinnett in this special event streamed live from Exploration Vessel Nautilus during its expedition in the Hawaiian Islands

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  • Time: 7pm – 8pm

Bring ocean exploration to life in your classroom!

Join Staffordshire University's Professor Claire Gwinnett and the microplastics expedition team to learn how they will collect samples and create a map of microplastic and microfibre 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 aged 9 to 14 and will take place on Wednesday October 12 at 7pm BST (2pm ET). 

Teachers, there is also a new interactive guide, Explorer Mindset in Action! Share this with your students to take them on a learning journey with each of the Explorers that sparks curiosity, builds empathy, and empowers ALL learners to take action. See the Educator Guide here.

WATCH LIVE at 7pm on Wednesday 12 October. A recording of the event will be available to watch on-demand on National Geographic Education’s YouTube channel if you cannot attend live.

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