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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 [...]

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 [...]

MOSAiC Expedition to the Arctic Ocean: Carolynn Harris

Carolynn Harris is a polar scientist and explorer who journeyed to the top of the globe as part of the MOSAiC Expedition. Through this Virtual Field Trip connected with the MOSAiC Expedition to the Arctic Ocean virtual exchange, Carrie is joining (virtually) a club of young explorers in Florida to talk about Arctic wildlife and the effects of climate change on the Arctic habitat. She will also share her experiences as a field researcher, inspiring the next generation of field scientists and explorers. Want to learn more about Carrie? Check out her article, “Exploring Extreme Places." Would you like to [...]

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 [...]

The World of Modern Maps: Clinton Johnson

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 Clinton Johnson, Esri's Racial Equity Unified Team Lead. Clinton uses modern mapping tools to solve some of the world's biggest problems. He's going to show us how maps reveal what’s hard to see, tell stories about the world, explain complex challenges, and guide action. Join us! Here’s how you can join: 1. Meet Clinton with your class (Tuesday, April 27 @ 2:00 p.m. EST) To join the [...]

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.

Unlocking the Oceans’ Secrets: Charlotte Ekins

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 Charlotte Ekins, an engineer at Ocean Infinity who is helping to design a fleet of uncrewed robotic ships! Charlotte is going to tell us all about the world's first fleet of robotic ships and what it's like to work on such sophisticated marine robotics. Have a question for Charlotte? Let's ask her! Here’s how you can join: 1. Meet Charlotte with your class (Thursday, April 29 @ 12:00 [...]

The World of Modern Mapping: Koya Brown

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 Koya Brown, an Urban Geographer uses modern mapping tools to support mission-driven projects around the world. For example, how can modern maps help us better understand the realities of refugees and displaced people? Koya is going to show us how! Here’s how you can join: 1. Meet Koya with your class (Tuesday, May 4 @ 9:00 a.m. EST) To join the livestream event, simply click on the [...]

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 [...]