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Dec 03, 2018 2018-12-03

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Virtual Field Trips That Bring Science into the Classroom

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, explorers, and conservationists by bringing science, exploration, adventure, and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe. Since starting in September 2015, this free program has connected tens of thousands of students to scientists and explorers in more than 40 countries. Each month during the school year, Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants hosts 20-plus Google Hangout events for classrooms. The full-day, weekly, and monthly events focus on themes such as oceans, biodiversity, women in science, and space exploration. Textbook-sized satellite BGAN (broadband global area network) units are sent around the world with scientists and explorers so they can video-broadcast into classrooms from the most remote regions of the planet. So far units have been sent to the Bahamas, Peru, Belize, Colombia, Vietnam, Botswana, Mozambique, French Polynesia, Guatemala, and Clipperton Atoll (the most isolated coral island on the planet). Students can follow and connect with exciting expeditions before, during, and after completion. Teachers will find information on upcoming lessons on the program’s website.

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