#OurEarth: Innovation in Exploration
This year National Geographic celebrates its 125th anniversary and a long legacy of exploration, conservation, and research. Every hour of every day, National Geographic explorers take to land, sea, and sky (each frontier represented by a colored band on National Geographic’s historic flag) trying to uncover, understand, or help care for the world around us.
Since our very earliest expeditions, new technological developments have allowed us to go places and make discoveries not possible before, and to share them with the rest of the world in new and exciting ways. Now, this Earth Day, National Geographic is teaming up with NASA and Catlin Seaview Survey to bring you to the watery depths of the Great Barrier Reef, the soaring heights above the polar ice caps, and the vast red-soil plains of Oklahoma’s lightning zone.
You’ll get an insider’s view into cutting-edge technology from a specialized fleet of detection aircraft to high-tech storm tracking equipment to deep-water robots–innovations that allow us not only to explore the Earth, but also to change it for the better.
Send in your questions for the explorers and they may be asked on air. You may even be invited to join the Hangout and ask your questions live. Submit your questions by…
- Uploading a video question to YouTube with #OurEarth (submissions due by April 17th)
- Posting a question on Google+ or Twitter with #OurEarth or
- Commenting directly on this blog post
Follow National Geographic on Google+ or tune in right here on this blog post to watch the Google+ Hangout Monday, April 22th at 12 p.m. ET (5 p.m. UTC).
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