The Earthbridges Community is happy to report that we're actively preparing for Earthcast 2015, which is a live, global webcast that will take place on April 22, 2015. This is the eighth year in a row that the Earthbridges community will be involved in the production of this event and we hope to build upon our successes of the past in many ways. During previous Earthcasts, we had contributions from people on different continents broadcasting in several different languages. We hope to have even more participation from more people around the globe during this year's Earthcast. Additional information is available on the Earthcast wikispace. http://earthbridges.wikispaces.com/ Keep checking back for updates and to view the schedule to plan how you and your students can participate in this exciting event. Thank you for your support!
7th Grade students at Rye Jr. High School in Rye, NH, US, interviewed Col. Joseph Kittinger, retired Air Force colonel. He is well known for his record breaking jump from the stratosphere back in 1960. He has many accomplishments in the field of aviation including a test pilot, fighter pilot and balloonist which earned him a place in the National Aviation Hall of Fame. (http://www.nationalaviation.org/kittinger-jr-joseph-william/)
In 2012, he mentored Felix Baumgartner with his helium balloon jump from the stratosphere.
On April 22, 2014, the Earthbridges community webcasted live for several hours to recognize Earth Day. We had many people from around the globe who planned and contributed to this event we call, Earthcast.
The students from Rye Jr. High School (Rye, NH) spoke with Dr. Clyde Roper. Dr. Roper is a expert on squid and other cephalopods. He is well known for his research on the Giant Squid! Find out more about Dr. Roper, his work and, of course, squid!
Robin Ellwood, an 8th grade science teacher, discusses her 4 seasons working in Antarctica. She was a divemaster for group of researchers in the Dry Valleys. Her journals are available at http://ryejrhigh.org/ellwood
We will be webcasting on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 8:20-9:00; 9:00-9:45; 1:00-1:45; 1:45-2:30 EDT. (-4 GMT). Please join us in the chat room.