National Geographic Hosts a Virtual Field Trip: Exploring the Amazon

This Earth Day, you can join National Geographic and three National Geographic Explorers on a virtual field trip to the Amazon rainforest.

What’s Happening:

  • This will take place on April 22, 2022, at 1 p.m. ET.
  • The program will be 35 minutes long.
  • It is a collaboration with DC Collaborative.
  • This will cover subjects such as geography, social studies, history, conservation content and is recommended for those in grades 4th through 8th.
  • They will be hiking through the cloud forests of Peru to where an Indigenous biologist is studying the movements of Andean bears.
  • Then they will head over to the mangrove forests of Brazil with a marine ecologist.
  • Last but not least, you’ll be able to bird watch in southern Brazil and discover an intricate web of rainforest fauna.
  • You can sign up to register here.
  • During this event, they will also be honoring the legacy of the late National Geographic Explorer at Large, Thomas Lovejoy. Tom was an environmentalist, conservationist, and field biologist who was dedicated to conserving and protecting the Amazon rainforest for over 50 years.

Event Guests:

  • This event will be hosted by Krista Strahan.
  • Ruthmery “Ruth” PillcoRuth is a Peruvian biologist, expert tree climber, and high-mountain adventurer. As a native of the Amazon Basin, she brings unique insights to her conservation work and has a deep connection with local communities and Andean bears.
  • Lorena Patrício SilvaLorena is a 19-year-old Young Explorer and bird enthusiast from Brazil. She brings her love of birds into her studies at Cornell University, where she is pursuing a degree in environment and sustainability to help educate local communities
  • Angelo BernardinoAngelo knows how to work in tough conditions. As a marine ecologist in the Brazilian Amazon, Angelo spends weeks at a time living on boats and sampling mangrove forests. He also communicates with coastal communities in an effort to understand the importance of mangroves to their way of life.