Teaching Human Geography and Sustainability Through Storytelling

Join National Geographic Explorer Lillygol Sedaghat as she describes her expeditions around the world to study how approaches to sustainability have changed how people live. Lillygol will describe her experience in Taiwan, a country with an advanced approach to recycling. She will also explain how the use of plastic bags has changed the way people live in Bangkok, Thailand. And join Lilly to learn about the National Geographic “Sea to Source” expedition in the Ganges which aimed to significantly reduce the amount of single-use plastic that reaches the ocean, including how the Marine Debris Tracker creates litter profiles.

Lillygol Sedaghat

National Geographic Explorer

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Join National Geographic Explorer Lillygol Sedaghat as she describes her expeditions around the world to study how approaches to sustainability have changed how people live. Lillygol will describe her experience in Taiwan, a country with an advanced approach to recycling. She will also explain how the use of plastic bags has changed the way people live in Bangkok, Thailand. And join Lilly to learn about the National Geographic “Sea to Source” expedition in the Ganges which aimed to significantly reduce the amount of single-use plastic that reaches the ocean, including how the Marine Debris Tracker creates litter profiles.

In this webinar replay, you will learn:

  • Teach the concept of human geography through storytelling
  • Collect data in the field using different human geography approaches including semi-structured interviews, immersive experiences, and app-driven technologies
  • Share the concept of sustainability with your students through stories of plastic waste and the circular economy and receive exercises on how to encourage your students to think more about their waste footprint
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