How Can We Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists and Explorers? - Joe Grabowski | HundrED
This video first appeared on our Facebook page on May 29th, as part of the HundrED WEBday series.
Who is Joe Grabowski?
Joe Grabowski is an educator and science communicator working to bring science, exploration, adventure, and conservation into classrooms across North America and beyond through virtual speakers and field trips. He is the founder of the nonprofit Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants (EBTSOYP), which, since 2015, has hosted more than 1,000 video conferences with leading scientists and explorers from over 60 countries, connecting them with hundreds of thousands of students. Joe is using technology to open the most remote corners of the planet to classrooms, sending textbook-sized satellite-based BGAN units into the field with explorers so they can broadcast into classrooms from pretty much anywhere on the planet. In 2017, he was selected as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, before becoming National Geographic's first Education Fellow. Joe is a Top 50 Finalist for the Global Teacher Prize, a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, an Ocean Exploration Trust Fellow, a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the Explorers Club.
The goal of EBTSOYP is simple, to create the next generation of scientists and explorers! We show students that there is so much left to explore and discover, and in the process, create informed global citizens. Students are introduced to important and challenging issues, exciting places around the world, strong role models and new career paths in a variety of fields. Whether it’s broadcasting from the Caño Cristales River in Colombia or running 50 events in a week to celebrate World Ocean Day, EBTSOYP continues to push the limits of the live science content that can be broadcast into classrooms and the places that students can travel virtually.
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