National Geographic Live Student Matinees


Welcome to National Geographic Live Student Matinees in Seattle! Below is a listing of all student matinee presentations for the 2016–2017 season. National Geographic explorers, photographers, filmmakers and scientists embody the importance of living curious, responsible and empowered lives. We’re proud to present these inspiring role models through student matinees at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

Programs are approximately one hour long, including a short Q&A session after the presentation. Themes and appropriate grade levels are noted for each show. Please be sure and check if the presentation is age-appropriate for your students.


National Geographic Student Matinees

Student Matinee - National Geographic Live: The Mystery of Our Human Story

Tuesday, 4 April, 2017 10:30AM

Paleoanthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Lee Berger’s 2013 discovery of Homo naledi signaled a profound shift in our understanding of human evolution. In a secret chamber of the remote Rising Star cave system near Johannesburg, South Africa, his team of explorers, assisted by recreational cavers, discovered a massive collection of bones. Their headline-making discovery suggested something unprecedented. And that was just the beginning.

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Student Matinee - National Geographic Live: Mankind to Mars

Tuesday, 16 May, 2017 10:30AM

Welcome aboard the first manned mission to Mars! The year is 2032. Ahead of you lies about 45 million miles of empty space, followed by an 18-month assignment on a planet of globe spanning dust storms, average temperatures of -55°C (-70° F), and a toxic atmosphere of carbon dioxide. Produced in tandem with National Geographic Channel’s groundbreaking new miniseries MARS, students will join Andrew Fazekas and prominent Mars experts for a lively conversation that offers a glimpse into the minds of the brilliant scientists and engineers who are working to take our next giant leap.

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