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Diving Into The Titanic

Join Bretton Hunchak, President of RMS Titanic, Inc., and his team live from their conservation facility as they discuss their efforts to recover and preserve the legacy of Titanic and her passengers. The team will highlight their upcoming expedition to the wreck site and share first-hand accounts of previous recovery expeditions. This discussion will showcase many unique artifacts directly from Titanic’s wreck site and their stories. What is the next chapter in Titanic’s history? Watch the livestream to find out!

The World of the Seashell

What is a seashell? Where do seashells come from? How are they made? Explorers Club Member Charles Rawlings loves to photograph “living seashells,” including mollusks such as octopuses, squid, nautiluses and colorful nudibranchs. Using his stunning photographs, Charles will show you where these ocean creatures can be found, what they look like close-up and what makes them so much more than a vacation souvenir.

Wonders of the Galapagos

What makes the Galapagos Islands such a unique ecosystem? Located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean, this archipelago is home to incredible wildlife, both in and out of the water. Explorers Club Member and marine scientist Ellen Prager has lived and worked in the Galapagos Islands for years. Using her incredible photographs and stories, she will share the science behind one of the most fascinating places on Earth!

Sea Turtle Conservation with Fabien Cousteau

Why do only 1 in 1,000 baby sea turtles make it to adulthood? Fabien Cousteau, Aquanaut, Oceanographic Explorer, Environmental Advocate and Founder of the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center (FCOLC) set out to change the odds for these beautiful marine animals. Join Fabien as he describes how UNAN-Leon State University and the FCOLC joined forces in the successful nest relocation methodology; and how the program engages and empowers women in the local Nicaraguan community. Fabien will be joined by Elisabeth Jacobi, who is a FCOLC Project Manager, educator, and advocate for the conservation and restoration of marine ecosystems. Together, they'll [...]

Sperm Whales in Dominica

What is it like to swim alongside a 100,000-pound sperm whale, and then to be gifted a giant squid tentacle by a baby whale? Explorers Club Member and marine scientist Gaelin Rosenwaks just returned from an expedition to the Caribbean island of Dominica, where she dove alongside and filmed these massive creatures of the deep. Through photos and first-person experiences, Gaelin will bring the magical world of sperm whales into your home. 

MOSAiC Expedition: Taneil Uttal

Taneil Uttal has been working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for 40 years, with the last 22 years being occupied with studies of the Arctic environment. She began her Arctic career more than two decades ago working on a year-long Arctic ice camp project called SHEBA. It has been particularly interesting for her to be able to participate in the MOSAiC Expedition because of the changes that have occurred in the Arctic over the last two decades.  Read Taneil's article about collecting data to better understand the Arctic winter, and then connect with her LIVE when she [...]

Into the Dead Zone with Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau

Take a virtual journey with explorers Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau through the Chesapeake Bay watershed! They will relive the journey they took with EarthEcho International through five states and the District of Columbia, where they investigated the estuary's dead zone, an area where the lack of oxygen in the water is literally suffocating the ecosystem. Phillipe and Ashlan will share the stories and science that students, experts, and scientists taught them on EarthEcho Expedition: Into the Dead Zone.

Sea Otters: A Survival Story

Hunted to near extinction for their valuable fur, sea otters have started to recover following active conservation efforts. They symbolize the large impact--both positive and negative--that humans can have on wildlife. Explorers Club Fellow, author and filmmaker Isabelle Groc has documented sea otters’ unique lifestyle and their remarkable comeback for over a decade. Join her to learn how these adorable animals are leaving their mark (or paws) on every part of the ecosystem. 

Underwater Archeology

Tori Galloway is an underwater archaeologist and PhD student at Indiana University. She uses scuba diving as a tool to collect scientific data from shipwrecks around the world. The clues that she finds while surveying and mapping shipwreck sites help us understand more about significant historical events and important people from our past. Tori will tell us what it’s like to be an underwater archeologist and show her scuba equipment!

Sailing for Change: Peace Boat’s Ocean Youth Leaders

Peace Boat is a non-governmental organization that organizes voyages aboard a passenger ship to 100 countries around the world each year. During these voyages, local youth leaders are invited onboard to learn from guest educators. Peace Boat Ocean Youth Leaders then continue to actively protect our oceans in their home nations, many of which are small island states that are dependent on the ocean and are on the frontline of the climate crisis. Would you like to meet an Ocean Youth Leader?

Restauración de Coral en México

¿Como los seres humanos pueden restaurar arrecifes de corales dañados hasta que vuelvan a llenarse de vida submarina? Acompaña a Roberto Cerda Zúñiga, fundador de Restore Coral de Naturalia, y Miranda Elizarraras Botello, una estudiante de oceanografía y Coordinadora del programa para jóvenes de Mares de Naturalia, para aprender cómo conservacionistas y turistas en el estado de Quintana Roo, México han plantado más que 30,000 corales como parte de un esfuerzo para proteger y restaurar las ecosistemas marinos de México. Vea cómo funciona la restauración de coral, por qué es importante hacerlo, y cómo ayudan herramientas innovadoras, como la realidad [...]

2019-20 Celebration of Learning!

Celebrate the end of the 2019-2020 school year with Reach the World (RTW)! This celebration of learning is FREE and will include a valedictory event and keynote address from Richard Wiese, host of PBS’ Born to Explore and President of The Explorers Club! Speakers from throughout the RTW community will also share short messages and stories to inspire all as the school year comes to a close. We hope you’ll celebrate with us! Complete the registration form to confirm your attendance and receive event updates!