Celebrate Earth Day with members of the National Geographic Pristine Seas team! The world’s marine ecosystems are suffering greatly from human impact. Learn how creating marine sanctuaries can preserve and improve the health of these vital ecosystems.
The ocean covers 70% of the planet and shelters an incredible diversity of life. It gives us food, jobs, and more than half the oxygen we breathe. We swim and sail it, travel to be near it, and dive to its depths so we can learn from it.
But we’re taking too many fish out of the ocean, polluting it, and making it warmer and more acidic. And less than 8% of it is protected.
The areas that Pristine Seas seeks to help protect are unique ecosystems that offer a window into the past, revealing what the ocean looked like before overfishing and pollution took their toll. It is essential that we let the world know that these places exist, that they are threatened, and that help is needed to protect them.
This Earth Day, students can join Pristine Seas team members in this special Explorer Classroom event to learn about our ocean, the threats it’s facing, and how they can help protect its future.
#ExplorerClassroom is for everyone! All events are free.