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Jesse’s BackyardBio Expedition: Saving Pollinators

Welcome to Reach the World’s virtual exchange with Jesse's BackyardBio Expedition! Are you ready to get outside and discover the living things in your own backyard? Today, host Jesse Hildebrand is talking with conservation biologist Peter Soroye. Peter's research focuses on the effects of climate change and habitat loss on pollinators. He also studies community science (i.e. citizen science) and how these programs can influence the understanding of wildlife across Canada. He's the perfect conservation expert to inform and inspire you classroom's Spring 2021 BackyardBio adventure! Here’s how you can join: 1. Meet Jesse and Peter with your class (Monday, [...]

The World of Modern Mapping: Charlie Fitzpatrick

How can modern maps help us see the world in an entirely new way? The experts at Esri are using advanced mapping technology to identify and solve complex, real-world problems--let's see how! Meet Esri's K-12 Education Manager Charlie Fitzpatrick, who will explain what maps are and why they are important. This introductory video call will send you and your students headfirst into the fascinating world of modern mapping! Join us! Here’s how you can join: 1. Meet Charlie with your class (Tuesday, April 20 @ 2:00 p.m. EST) To join the livestream event, simply click on the embedded YouTube window [...]

Exploring Lebanon with Christelle

Welcome to Meet the World! Today we are speaking with Christelle Barakat, a Fulbright Foreign Student from Jbeil (Byblos), Lebanon! Christelle will be sharing highlights from her home country and culture and then answering student questions. Join us! On-camera spots for students are available for this event. Sign up here. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program, which operates in more than 160 countries worldwide, enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The global network of Fulbrighters fosters mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations, advances knowledge across communities, and [...]

Unlocking the Oceans’ Secrets: Chad Bonin

What lies in the darkest, most remote depths of our oceans? The explorers at Ocean Infinity are using cutting-edge technology to explore Earth’s last major frontier–and you can join the expedition! Meet Ocean Infinity's Chad Bonin, an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) expert! Chad is going to show us how AUVs and ROVs have helped humans explore the largely secret and inhospitable underwater world. Have a question for Chad? Let's ask him! Here’s how you can join: 1. Meet Chad with your class (Thursday, April 22 @ 2:00 p.m. EST) To join the livestream event, simply click on the embedded YouTube [...]

Exploring Tanzania with Nyanjala

Welcome to Meet the World! Today we are speaking with Nyanjala Maingu, a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from Tanga, Tanzania! Nyanjala will be sharing highlights from her home country and culture and then answering student questions. Join us! On-camera spots for students are available for this event. Sign up here.

Women of The Explorers Club: Dr. Kristen Lear

Dr. Kristen Lear is an endangered species interventions specialist at Bat Conservation International. Through this Virtual Field Trip connected with The Women of The Explorers Club virtual exchange, Kristen is joining (virtually) a middle school in River Forest, Illinois to talk about her STEM career and her life-long love of bats. She will also share her experiences as a field researcher, inspiring the next generation of field scientists and explorers. Want to learn more about Kristen? Check out her article, "To the Bat Cave! Exploring to Save a Species". Would you like to bring a Reach the World explorer into [...]

Women of The Explorers Club: Dr. Kristen Lear

Dr. Kristen Lear is an endangered species interventions specialist at Bat Conservation International. Through this Virtual Field Trip connected with The Women of The Explorers Club virtual exchange, Kristen is joining (virtually) an elementary school in Toronto, Ontario to talk about her STEM career and her life-long love of bats. She will also share her experiences as a field researcher, inspiring the next generation of field scientists and explorers. Want to learn more about Kristen? Check out her article, “To the Bat Cave! Exploring to Save a Species“. Would you like to bring a Reach the World explorer into your school? Visit [...]

Exploring Tunisia with Ouseema

Welcome to Meet the World! Today we are speaking with Oussema Dhieb, a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) from Sfax, Tunisia! Oussema is joining us to talk about his home country of Tunisia and Tunisian culture. Following his presentation, he will answer questions from students. Join us! On-camera spots for students are available for this event. Sign up here.