NatGeo Explorer Classroom: Whale families with Shane Gero, May 12th @ 7pm

Discover the family dynamics of the worst largest animals – with an explorer who knows them well!

By Simon Ingram
Published 11 May 2020, 17:17 BST
Join National Geographic Shane Gero as he reveals the secrets behind whale families.

Join National Geographic Shane Gero as he reveals the secrets behind whale families. 

Photograph by Mark Thiessen, National Geographic

The National Geographic Society uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. Since its founding in 1888, the National Geographic Society has awarded more than 14,000 grants to National Geographic Explorers: scientists, conservationists, educators and storytellers. Over the past five years, more than 700 of these grants have been awarded to Explorers from Europe and Africa.

Now, in a new series of interactive online 'classrooms', you can meet National Geographic Explorers, including ones near you – and hear a little about the work they are doing to make the world a better place.

In this Classroom, meet Shane Gero: a Canadian marine biologist who follows the lives of sperm whale families in the Caribbean Sea. Join Shane as he shares how he has come to know whales as individuals, with languages and families of their own. 

Watch here!

This National Geographic Explorer Classroom is live on May 12th at 7pm (GMT); watch below. 


Feeling inspired? 

Check out the full list of upcoming Explorer Classrooms on the National Geographic Society Education site, and check back on National Geographic @ Home for a feast of articles, photo galleries and activities to make your time indoors a little more adventurous.


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