Classroom teachers interested in bringing dynamic Fulbright alumni into their classroom to share stories about science and society may do so virtually through the National Geographic Society's Explorer Classroom Program.
The Fulbright Program has collaborated with the National Geographic Society since 2014. Fulbrighters have been featured as speakers, contributors, and storytellers in various National Geographic publications and activities, including the National Geographic Society’s Explorer Classroom. Explorer Classroom is a live YouTube show that connects young people with National Geographic Explorers around the world. These Explorers are cutting-edge scientists, researchers, and storytellers -- including many Fulbright alumni -- who share behind-the-scenes stories and interact with students and educators in real time.
Explorer Classroom events are free, open to the public, and are recommended for students from ages 4-14, as well as afterschool and out-of-school learners. Spanish-language and ASL editions of some events are also available on a limited basis.
See below for a list of the Fulbrighters who have been featured in the past, as well as links to the recordings. Fulbright alumni can learn more about the National Geographic Explorers Program and other funding opportunities at National Geographic.
Glacier Scientist and AdventurerWatch M Jackson’s Explorer Classroom event from March 2018
Environmental JournalistWatch Lillygol’s Explorer Classroom event from September 2018
Sketch BiologistWatch Abby’s Explorer Classroom event
EntomologistWatch Isaí’s Explorer Classroom event from January 2019
Panama Rain ForestWatch Kevin’s Explorer Classroom event from March 2019
Soil GeographerWatch Emily’s Explorer Classroom event
Educator and PoetWatch Alyea’s Explorer Classroom event
Cultural AnthropologistWatch Madison’s Explorer Classroom event
Social-EcologistWatch Emi’s Explorer Classroom event
Environmentalist and ApiculturistWatch Melanie’s Explorer Classroom event