What to Expect
An exciting lesson or virtual field trip with exciting scientists, explorers, conservationists and adventurers from around the world, sharing their stories, research, expeditions, explorations, successes, failures and more, alway in a very visual way. There’s lots of interaction through the live Q&A portions and Kahoot! quizzes during the events.
Live events are announced each month and regularly updated via our newsletters (released each Sunday evening, subscribe on the home page), the website and our social media channels (@ebtsoyp). We use StreamYard to broadcast the events as it allows us to to reach a large number of classrooms with each lesson, is great even with poor connectivity, and there is no program that educators need to download. You can register for the events right on the website.
Three ways your classroom can join the adventure:
1) Grab a camera spot so your class can appear on screen and interact with the speaker. We generally have 5-7 classrooms joining in this way for each event. Simply click the red ‘Sign Up’ button on the lesson page and you will be taken to a Google form where you can request your spot. Fill it out and submit. We’ll contact you within 24 hours to confirm your spot. There’s no program to download, although Google Chrome is by far the best browser to use. Shortly before the event, we’ll send you a special link, and all you have to do is follow it to join the live event. We’re happy to do a quick test call in advance if it’s your first time.
2) Tune in live! Any number of classrooms can watch the events live on our YouTube channel, take part in the Kahoot! quizzes and send in some questions using the live chat. We’ll email you the YouTube link to use after you have registered. Another option to tune in is to use red ‘Stream’ button found on the event’s lesson page. Simply click on it at the start time for the event and you’ll be brought to the YouTube page where the event will start playing when we go live.
3) Every hangout is recorded directly to our YouTube channel, we have a growing library of past events that can be used by educators and students at any time: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQkEzcH9f_9OylEdmALiWg