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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!

MOSAIC Expedition Meets BackyardBio!

Let's get the 2020-21 academic year started with an exciting crossover event! Dr. Jessie Creamean from the MOSAiC Expedition to the Arctic Ocean (the largest Arctic research project in history) is joining Jesse Hildebrand from Jesse's BackyardBio Expedition to discuss all the living things she found in Polarstern's "backyard" in the Central Arctic. What exactly lives at the top of the world? Watch the livestream to find out!

Ramadan in Egypt (plus some Arabic!) with Muhammed

Welcome to Meet the World! Today we are speaking with Muhammed, a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from Cairo, Egypt! Muhammed Muhammed is sharing how Egyptians celebrate Ramadan, and will be teaching us a few words in Arabic, too.

Irish Language and Culture with Brigita

Welcome to Meet the World! Today we are speaking with Brigita, a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from Cork, Ireland! Brigita is sharing the poetry behind the Irish language, and will be teaching us how music, geography and history are all part of Irish culture.

Julianne’s Expedition to Botswana

Are you ready to explore? Join photographer and adventurer Julianne as she sets out on a 1,000-mile bike ride across Botswana and Namibia! This is the first live video call as part of Julianne's virtual exchange expedition. Follow along on her expedition here. A limited number of on-camera spots for students are available for this event. Sign up here!

Tajik Culture with Madinakhon

Welcome to Meet the World! Today we are speaking with Madinakhon, a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from Khujand, Tajikistan! Madina is sharing Tajik culture, with a focus on traditions, holidays, and unique wedding customs. A limited number of on-camera spots for students are available for this event. Sign up here!

MOSAiC Expedition: Dr. Matthew Shupe

Dr. Matthew Shupe is co-coordinator of the MOSAiC Expedition, a year-long study of the Central Arctic ecosystem. The expedition's ship, Polarstern, has been frozen in Arctic pack ice for nearly a year, offering a unique opportunity for an international team of scientists to study this remote region across all seasons. Dr. Shupe has been aboard Polarstern during the 24-hour darkness of the Arctic winter, but today he's joining Reach the World's partners at Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants to talk about summer in the Central Arctic! What did it feel like to float atop the North Pole? How [...]

MOSAiC Expedition: Laura Schmidt

What does it take to get an international team of scientists and all of their research equipment up to the top of the world--safely? As part of our ongoing virtual exchange expedition collaboration with the MOSAiC Expedition and Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants, we're talking to safety and logistics expert (and polar bear guard!), Laura Schmidt. From 24-hour darkness to sub-zero temperatures and curious polar bears, Laura and her colleagues helped MOSAiC scientists complete their research and live to tell the tale. What safety precautions does the MOSAiC team take? What does a "polar bear guard" actually do [...]

Thai Street Food with Pavitra, Fuanglada and Tirada

Welcome to Meet the World! Today we are speaking with Pavitra, Fuanglada and Tirada, each of whom is a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from Thailand. Pavitra, Fuanglada and Tirada will be taking us on a tour of Thailand's incredible street food scene and introducing some of their favorite Thai dishes! A limited number of on-camera spots for students are available for this event. Sign up here!

A Tour of Mexican States (plus Chocolate!) with Diana

Welcome to Meet the World! Today we are speaking with Diana, a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from Puebla, Mexico! Diana is sharing highlights from several Mexican states and discussing the history and ritual of chocolate throughout Mexico. A limited number of on-camera spots for students are available for this event. Sign up here!