Marine ecologist Enric Sala spends his days protecting the the last pristine ecosystems around the world and is an outspoken advocate for policy change by governments in order to protect our oceans from further harm. Barrington Irving grew up in the poverty-stricken inner city of Miami, only to become the first African-American to fly solo around the world–in a plane he built himself at the age of 23. Zoologist Lucy Cooke helps educate people on some of the stranger animals that inhabit our planet such as sloths and dung beetles, and is determined to put “unloved” animals into the spotlight.
Aside from their passion for education and discovery, they are all National Geographic explorers who came together in Washington D.C. to share their adventures with an enthusiastic audience and host Boyd Matson. Find out more about how Sala, Irving and Cooke contribute to our understanding of the world, whether it’s through ecology, aviaton or zoology.