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Ukrainian Music with Mariana

Welcome to Meet the World! Today we are speaking with Mariana Doboni, a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from Kyiv, Ukraine! Mariana is joining us to talk about Ukrainian music, ranging from folk music to modern interpretations of folk music and contemporary tunes. Join us! On-camera spots for students are available for this event. Sign up here!

Exploring Jordan with Rand

Welcome to Meet the World! Today we are speaking with Rand Khalil, a Fulbright Foreign Student from Amman, Jordan! Rand 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!

Mai’s Expedition to Madagascar

Scientist and PhD candidate Mai Fahmy works to protect endangered animals in tropical rainforests. To do this, she collects and studies blood-sucking leeches! What can leeches tell us about the incredible diversity of wildlife in Madagascar's "Lost Forest"?  Through this Virtual Field Trip, Mai is joining (virtually) an elementary school in California to share her work and inspire the next generation of field scientists, conservationists and explorers. Would you like to bring a Reach the World explorer into your school? Visit our Explorer Program page to learn more and sign up today!

Colin’s Expedition to Antarctica

During his journey to Antarctica, explorer Colin Heinrich visited local bays by zodiac, spotted humpback and minke whales, camped overnight on the ice, and even took a chilly polar plunge into the water. Through this Virtual Field Trip, Colin is joining (virtually) an elementary school in New York to share his experiences and inspire the next generation of conservationists and explorers. Would you like to bring a Reach the World explorer into your school? Visit our Explorer Program page to learn more and sign up today!

The Women of The Explorers Club: Maria Ives

Welcome to Reach the World’s virtual exchange with The Women of The Explorers Club! Today we are speaking with citizen scientist and educator Maria Ives. Maria is a middle school life sciences teacher, and she uses her experiences in the field to teach her students about the importance of conservation. Here’s how you can join: 1. Meet Maria with your class (Thursday, March 25 @ 4:00 p.m. EST) To join the livestream event, simply click on the embedded YouTube window below. 2. Read Maria’s story with your students Read all about Maria and her work here! You can read this [...]

Unlocking the Oceans’ Secrets: Holly Ewart

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! Today we are speaking with Holly Ewart. Remember Holly from the Weddell Sea Expedition virtual exchange in 2019? She's back! Holly will be sharing highlights from her career in ocean exploration and discussing the exciting world of marine robotics. Plus, she'll be previewing what lies ahead in our "Unlocking the Oceans' Secrets" virtual exchange with other members of the Ocean Infinity team! Here’s how you can join: 1. Meet [...]

The Women of The Explorers Club: Lizzie Rosenberger

Welcome to Reach the World’s virtual exchange with The Women of The Explorers Club! Today we are speaking with explorer, educator and conservationist Lizzie Rosenberger. Lizzie has participated in expeditions around the world, including a mission aboard NASA's SOFIA airborne observatory. Here’s how you can join: 1. Meet Lizzie with your class (Friday, March 26 @ 2:00 p.m. EST) To join the livestream event, simply click on the embedded YouTube window below. 2. Read Lizzie’s story with your students Read all about Lizzie and her mission aboard NASA's SOFIA airborne observatory here! You can read this article with your class [...]

The Women of The Explorers Club: Vicki Ferrini

Welcome to Reach the World’s virtual exchange with The Women of The Explorers Club! Today we are speaking with marine geophysicist and explorer Dr. Vicki Ferrini. Vicki uses incredible technology to explore the ocean floor and its many mysteries. Listen in as she shares tales of ocean discovery and how she turned a childhood passion into a career in exploration. Here’s how you can join: 1. Meet Vicki with your class (Friday, April 9 @ 11:00 a.m. EST) To join the livestream event, simply click on the embedded YouTube window below. Be sure to add your questions for Vicki into [...]

Exploring Taiwan with Ting-Hsuan

Welcome to Meet the World! Today we are speaking with Ting-Hsuan Chang, a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from Hsinchu, Taiwan! Ting-Hsuan will be sharing highlights from Taiwan, and then demonstrating the Chinese art of paper-cutting! Grab some paper, a pencil and some scissors and join the fun! On-camera spots for students are available for this event. Sign up here.

Carlos’ Expedition to the Northern Peatlands

Carlos de Araujo Barreto is a soil ecologist who studies the effects of global climate change on the peatlands of Northern Ontario, Canada. Through this Virtual Field Trip connected with Carlos’ Expedition to the Northern Peatlands, Carlos is joining (virtually) an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York to talk about soil health, plants, and how ecosystems are impacted by rising temperatures. He will also share his experiences as a field researcher, inspiring the next generation of field scientists and explorers. Would you like to bring a Reach the World explorer into your school? Visit our Explorer Program page to learn more [...]

Unlocking the Oceans’ Secrets: Seth Hickman

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! Today we are speaking with Seth Hickman, who is joining us from an Ocean Infinity vessel in the Pacific Ocean to discuss his job as an Offshore Manager and what it is like to live and work aboard a ship! Here’s how you can join: 1. Meet Seth with your class (Thursday, April 15 @ 2:00 p.m. EST) To join the livestream event, simply click on the embedded YouTube [...]

Alyssa’s Expedition to Cambodia

Space archeologist and PhD candidate Alyssa Loyless uses satellite images of our planet to map archaeological features on the landscape--things that were constructed by people thousands of years ago that are still visible from the sky today. This includes features like temple walls and massive canals. During her recent expedition to Cambodia, she used drones and other technology to create 3-D models of the temples and artifacts she first spotted in satellite images. Through this Virtual Field Trip, Alyssa is joining (virtually) an elementary school in Illinois to share her work and inspire the next generation of field scientists and [...]