Come join us this fall and winter on the JOIDES Resolution November 17, 2011 - January 17, 2012 as we explore what happened when the Mediterranean Sea - once separated from the ocean - flowed out into the Atlantic around 5 million years ago! What was the impact on global climate and sea level? Our education program will focus on this exploration and the very nature and process of science - how we ask questions, test ideas, gather data, problem-solve, circle back to new questions and collaborate with scientists around the world.
Since March 2009, live ship-to-shore conferences from the JOIDES Resolution (the JR, the nation's scientific ocean drilling ship) have inspired more than 10,000 students, teachers, and museum visitors. Our live video events will lift science out of the textbooks and allow students to learn about cutting edge research and careers by talking directly to scientists, technicians, and crew as they live and work aboard the vessel.
Requests for interactive, 30-45-minute Skype chats are handled on a first come, first served basis.