NatGeo Explorer Classroom: Andy Whitworth live from the rainforest, May 6th

Discover the rainforest world of National Geographic Explorer Andy Whitworth – and take a tour of a Costa Rica conservation station.

Published 6 May 2020, 09:43 BST
National Geographic Explorer Andy Whitworth and a rainforest camera trap. Hear more about Andy's conservation work ...

National Geographic Explorer Andy Whitworth and a rainforest camera trap. Hear more about Andy's conservation work in this live broadcast from Costa Rica.

Photograph by Andy Whitworth

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 the National Geographic Explorers near you – and hear a little about the work they are doing to make the world a better place.

UK National Geographic Explorer Andy Whitworth uses camera traps in the rainforest canopy to monitor and detect rare and elusive wildlife. In this broadcast, join Andy and his team for a tour of a field research and conservation station in the Osa Peninsula of southern Costa Rica.

(Find out more about Andy Whitworth's work with National Geographic.)

Watch here!

This National Geographic Explorer Classroom was live on May 6th, 4pm (GMT); watch below. 

If you have a question you'd like to ask, head over to YouTube and post your question in the comments. (Note: this is only available during the live broadcast.)

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