The expedition education program will focus on promoting sea-going research and the science goals of this expedition through the JR’s education web portal (“http://www.joidesresolution.org/node/1983”), live ship-to-shore video events, and a number of other exciting ideas that are still evolving. The web portal encourages broader participation from students, teachers, families, and the general public in the work and travels of the ship. The site is meant to build engagement and welcome everyone to follow along by capitalizing on many social networking tools – including blogs with video and photos, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
How to get involved:
Conferences are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign up soon!
This project uses fictional microbe characters and virtually adopted
microbes as focal points for learning. Project participants complete weekly activities, both science and art based, and follow along with the science of the expedition through blogs, videos, stories and other media. This is the link for the website for the upcoming cruise:
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