An Evening with Nat Geo Explorers

CANOPY Menlo Park

5 | 25 | 23

5.30 pm – 8.00 pm

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Nat Geo Explorers

Calling global citizens: please join a panel of National Geographic Explorers for an interdisciplinary discussion about our planet, and beyond.

National Geographic Explorers are dedicated to teaching others about the world and how it works, empowering them to succeed and make it a better place. These passionate scientists, researchers, and educators are working hard to understand our natural environment: researching the deep ocean, investigating the environmental impacts of deep-sea mining, searching for life in the far reaches of our Universe, and engaging communities in regenerative practices using land art and citizen science.


Dr. Katlin Bowman, an oceanographer, recently spent six weeks in the northeast Pacific Ocean, measuring the environmental impacts of the first nodule collection system test in international waters. She will share her experience of sailing next to a 700-foot mining vessel on the high seas and outline the potential impacts of deep-sea mining on marine ecosystems.

Julia DeMarines is an astrobiologist and science communicator at the University of California and Berkeley Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Research Center. Julia also works with Blue Marble Space, an international community engaged in building a sustainable future and nurturing scientific interest with the public.

Lyra Tyson, a sociologist, will be speaking about the history of land art, regenerative practices, and how to combine the use of citizen science methods with regenerative land art practices.

Kathy Ho, a photographer and educator, will share the significance of connecting children with nature to foster the next generation of environmental stewards.