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R/V Falkor Ship to Shore Classroom – Dec 8

Live interaction with researchers at sea

Photo: Schmidt Ocean Institute

A team of researchers from the University of Hawaii and Pacific Northwest are currently at sea on the R/V Falkor, studying the submarine volcanoes of Tonga. For the third year in a row, Schmidt Ocean Institute has offered to provide a Ship to Shore Classroom Connection from the R/V Falkor this December with Gr 5-12 classrooms on the Oregon coast. The experience involves a 30 to 40 minute call during which a student group will take a virtual tour of the ship, see in real time what is happening on board, and interact with members of the science team to talk about the work they are doing. The experience will end with a short period of Q&A. To learn more about the cruise, visit the expedition website.

There are still a few spaces for Oregon middle or high school classrooms to sign up for a spot this FRIDAY, December 8th at 10am!

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If you are willing and able to have your students take part in this experience, please fill out the Google Form above immediately. A limited number of connections will be available, and the spots will be designated on a first-come basis.

Connections may be made to a particular classroom, or if you are able to gather more than one class in a common area to participate, multiple classrooms from one school may participate. Please gather the students and test the equipment prior to the 10:00am connection time.

Requirements for the school:
• A designated person at the school who will host the event and coordinate with the Schmidt Ocean Institute staff.
• A laptop with video connection and projector so everyone can see, good speaker capabilities so everyone can hear, fairly decent internet bandwidth, and the ability to use Google Hangouts.
• A commitment to prepare the students for the interaction by helping them learn where the researchers are and what they are doing.


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About Cait Goodwin, Communications Coordinator for OCSH (25 Articles)
Cait Goodwin is the Communications Coordinator for the Oregon Coast STEM Hub (OCSH), and coordinates a variety of marine education programs with Oregon Sea Grant. The OCSH engages coastal educators and students with inspiring STEM experiences, preparing students to be highly skilled employees and educated citizens, capable of making informed decisions about global and regional issues.