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Coronavirus Can’t Stop the Virtual Classroom

March 1 - June 30, 2020

The Coronavirus may have shutdown schools, but it can't shutdown the virtual classroom! Join us over the next few months as we continue to broadcast live, free events with leading scientists, explorers, adventurers and conservationists around the world. Parents and students can join into any event from home, live via the YouTube stream and send in questions via the live chat side bar. All of the events will also record to YouTube and can be viewed at anytime, along with the hundreds of recorded events we have available to view. If you have any question, reach out to ebtsoyp@gmail.com

**********ALL EVENT TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME (TORONTO/NY)**********

There are several ways to sign-up and join the adventure:

1) Join as an entire class: Your students may be in different locations, but we can bring you together! Join in an event with all of your students, each in their own camera spot. Students can use the raise hand function to ask a question and interact with the speaker.

2) Educator on camera: You can join the event on camera and your students can join and watch live on YouTube. You can relay some of their best questions and ask the speaker directly during the event.

3) Families on camera: We're going to open up a handful of camera spots in each event for families to join from home, maybe it will be a parent and 2-3 kids, maybe it will be you and your kids, doesn't matter, we want to see some families learning together!

Any event can still be tuned into live via YouTube and questions can be sent in via the live chat. Those viewing live can still join in Slido and interact with the quizzes and polls.

All events are free for everyone to join into from home! If you're enjoying the live events, consider making a donation through the donate button at the top so we can keep doing what we're doing!

Stay tuned as new events are announced daily!

The Google Hangouts:

July 2, 2020

10:00 am eastern time

Aye-ayes are one of the most unique animals on the planet. With teeth like a rodent, brains far bigger than other lemurs, and a rotating “tapping finger,” it’s no wonder that early naturalists were confused about how to classify these nocturnal primates. Join Megan McGrath, education programs manager at the Duke Lemur Center (and avid aye-aye fan!) to learn all about this rare and incredible primate. As an extra bonus - this presentation will feature exclusive photos and videos of the aye-ayes who call the Duke Lemur Center home.

July 10, 2020

2:00 pm eastern time

Join Jeff Hogan, founder of Killer Whale Tales, and national marine sanctuary staff for an interactive virtual experience learning all about Southern Resident killer whales and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

During this live interaction game, students will play the role of scientist who collects and analyzes fish scales left over from predation events from Southern Resident killer whales. Using data collected by the researchers at Northwest Fisheries Science Center, participants will be able to chart and record not only the types of fish the whales are eating, but when they are eating them and where those fish are spawning from! Following the activity, there will be a discussion on the necessity of protecting the spawning streams of the regions salmon. This live program involves viewer interaction, so grab a pen and paper and become a whale researcher!

July 15, 2020

4:00 pm eastern time

Join Jill Heinerth, one of the world’s premiere underwater explorers, as she recounts her experiences cave diving in national marine sanctuaries. During this live interaction, you will hear from Jill about her diving in caves in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, what it takes to become a cave diver, and what it is like to explore the “veins of Mother Earth.” Learn more about Jill before the live interaction by watching her featured in Stories from the Blue.