National Geographic is celebrating Earth Day Eve this year with musical performances, an afterparty, and more on Wednesday, April 21.

What’s Happening:

  • National Geographic has announced their plans to celebrate Earth Day Eve with a lineup of activities and announcements, hosted by travel expert Jessica Nabongo.
  • The event will lead up to the Earth Day 2021 premiere of the Disney+ series Secrets of the Whales.
  • You can catch the event on Wednesday, April 21 at 8:30 pm ET on National Geographic’s YouTube channel or at NatGeo.com/EarthDayEve.

About the Event:

  • Nat Geo’s Earth Day Eve 2021 will feature performances from Angélique Kidjo, AURORA, José González, Maggie Rogers, Rostam, Valerie June, Willie Nelson, Yo-Yo Ma, and Ziggy Marley, as well as a world premiere new music video from My Morning Jacket.
  • Viewers will also be introduced to National Geographic Explorers, including world-renowned ethologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, carnivore ecologist Dr. Rae Wynn Grant, environmental journalist Lillygol Sedaghat and biologist Dr. Lucy Hawkes.
  • National Geographic Explorer and photographer Brian Skerry, one of the world’s leading marine photographers, will give viewers a preview of the upcoming Disney+ series Secrets of the Whales from filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer James Cameron and narrated by actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver.
  • The event will also include multiple announcements by National Geographic.

TikTok Afterparty:

  • National Geographic will host a live TikTok afterparty hosted on the official National Geographic TikTok account at 10:00 pm ET where viewers can hear Jayda G. spin an original set accompanied by stunning visuals from the new Disney+ series, Earth Moods.

What They’re Saying:

  • Gary Knell, National Geographic Chairman: “For over 133 years, National Geographic has strived to inspire people to care more deeply for the planet. This Earth Day, we hope to provide that inspiration with a one-of-a-kind celebration that invites audiences everywhere to unite around the power of music. Our Earth Day Eve event — virtual and accessible to everyone — will showcase environmentally passionate artists from around the world together with some of National Geographic’s most extraordinary Explorers. From AURORA’s forest performance in Bergen, Norway, to Jane Goodall’s greeting from her home in England, the celebration will give us even more of a reason to fall in love with the place we all call home — and empower us to act to protect it.”

Make sure to tune in on Wednesday, April 21 at 8:30 pm ET on National Geographic’s YouTube channel or at NatGeo.com/EarthDayEve to celebrate Earth Day Eve 2021 and catch Secrets of the Whales on Disney+ on Earth Day!

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