Behind every great National Geographic story, there is a great storyteller.
For 25 years, National Geographic Live has brought these world-renowned storytellers — photographers, scientists, filmmakers, conservationists, and explorers — to stages across the globe to share their awe-inspiring stories from the field with audiences in person.
“National Geographic Live: Backstage” provides stay-at-home audiences with a virtual complementary offering of the Nat Geo Live experience, right in their own homes — no tickets needed. Beginning Wednesday, April 29, these weekly interactive Facebook Lives will give viewers a rare glimpse at the places National Geographic Explorers call home, when they aren’t scouring the ocean floor, scaling perilous mountains, or traipsing through the jungle.
“National Geographic Live: Backstage” kicks off with underwater photographer Brian Skerry on April 29. Other speakers featured in the upcoming weeks will include Wildlife Filmmaker Bertie Gregory on May 6, Egyptologist Kara Cooney on May 13, Wildlife Filmmaker Filipe DeAndrade on May 20, and Carnivore Ecologist Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant on May 27. All events will begin at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.
National Geographic Society recently launched Explorer Classroom sessions to connect students with scientists, conservationists, and other National Geographic Explorers around the globe. As communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning at home, these live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom are available every weekday at 2 p.m. ET to bring exploration to life for students.
National Geographic is also using Instagram Live to hold discussions with Explorers covering the pandemic. The series of videos is a collaboration between Nat Geo’s Instagram team and mobile storytelling team.