Starting in 2008, this school program has brought live, interactive video presentations by scientists to students across the country. Using webinar technology, we easily bring Volcano Explorers into just about any classroom with a computer, projector and internet connection. Over the past 3 years, thousands of students were able to ask questions of scientists working at Mount St. Helens and hear about their research. This year the program expands to include a series of Conversations with Scientists giving a glimpse of what it means to be a scientist studying the Cascades.
Who should attend? Any class is welcome but the best benefit will be those classes that study earth history, landforms or geologic processes. The presentation are appropriate for a variety of ages depending on the specific topic. Participating classes will be able to write questions using the “Chat” feature in the webinar program and time will be reserved to address student questions. As long as you have a computer, speakers and a projector you will be able to project the program up on a screen for your class.
Spring 2013 Volcano Explorers Webinar Dates:
May 16, 2013 9:30 am to 10:30 am- Gopher to the Rescue: A Volcano Recovery Story! with award winning author Terry Catasus Jennings (registration deadline is May 14, 2013)
This fictionalized story is based on surprising observations of how life returns to an area that has been totally changed or destroyed.
This presentation is most appropriate for elementary school students who are interested in life at Mount St. Helens.
How to Register:
Program or Registration Questions:
Abi Groskopf, Science and Education Manager, MSHI