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Tierney Thys

National Geographic Explorer

Dr Tierney Thys is a Biologist and Research Associate at California Academy of Sciences. In 2004, Tierney became a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.

About Tierney Thys

Since becoming a National Geographic Emerging Explorer back in 2004, Tierney has since received grants from National Geographic for an array of projects. One of which includes satellite-tracking marine megafauna, which works to monitor connections between nature and human wellbeing.

Tierney has joined many National Geographic Expeditions and has travelled to every continent in the world. Tierney is also a filmmaker and has helped produce award-winning documentaries including; Strange Days on Planet Earth and Shape of Life.

Now an independent filmmaker, you can find Tierney contributing regularly on Ted-Ed, and also serving on the advisory board for Innovation Think Tank and Think Beyond Plastic.

At The Global Classroom, we are thrilled to have Dr Tierney Thys involved and very much enjoy listening to her passion for the world and global sustainability.

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Video Snippets

National Geographic - One Global Body

Tune in with National Geographic’s Kartik Sawhney and Andrew Brennen in One Global Body.

Tierney Thys - One Global Mind

Join Marine Biologist, Tierney Thys and Education Fellow, Andrew Brennen from National Geographic.

David Henson – Q&A

Watch David Henson, MBE talk about his experience as a British Parasport Athlete with students across the globe.

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