Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants: October Schedule of Events

October Is Here, Let’s Get Exploring!!!

A message from EBTSOYP . . .

September was an amazing month, with classrooms all across North America Exploring by the Seat of Their Pants! Thousands of students connected with guest speakers and virtual field trips from 9 different countries. Some classrooms joined in on screen, others watched the live feeds and many more watched afterwards via YouTube.

I want to thank all of the teachers who opened their classrooms to the world in September and want welcome all of the teachers who have recently decided to join the adventure! October is another busy month, focused on Science, Adventure and Conervation. Check out the confimred hangouts below with more to be announced in the coming week.

Joining a hangout is easy! Follow the link to the event page to check out all of the details. If it’s a good fit with your class, use the booking form to sign up for a camera spot to interact with the speaker. If there’s one still available, I’ll get back to you with the details. Here’s a link to the October Hangouts and the booking form: http://www.exploringbytheseat.com/#!october-hangouts/c13f0

Camera spots are available for all hangouts as of now!

Pen Hadow – October 6th @ 10am EST

Pen Hadow rose to international fame when in 2003 he achieved his extraordinary goal to become the first person to trek solo, without resupply by third parties, from Canada to the North Geographic Pole. Within months he went on to become the only Briton to have trekked, without resupply, to both the North and South Geographic Poles.

Event Page:https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c5fes9nuli036sfvbnu4f099sa0 

Andy Casagrande – October 7th @ 11am EST

Andy is a veteran field producer and Emmy award winning cinematographer, his passion for wildlife, as well as his experience as a naturalist and documentary filmmaker, have taken him around the world to capture the behavior of some of the planet’s most fascinating creatures and fiercest predators.

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Alastair Humphreys – October 8th @ 10am EST

Alastair is an adventurer, blogger, author and motivational speaker. As well as expeditions such as cycling around the world, walking across India and rowing the Atlantic, Alastair was named as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his pioneering work on the concept of microadventures.

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Sharks4Kids Live From Bimini Biological Field Station – October 14th @ 11am EST

Join in for some live marine science in action! Marine biologist Jillian Morris and the team from the shark lab in Bimini will do a live science work-up on a juvenile shark.

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Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope – October 21st @ 2pm EST

Join Daniel Devost, director of science operations at the CFH Telescope. Daniel will give classes a tour of the control room as well as describing how the telescope works and the secrets of our universe that it is attempting to unravel. The CFH observatory hosts a world-class, 3.6 meter optical/infrared telescope.

Huw James – October 28th @ 11am EST

Adventurer, astronomer and outdoors enthusiast, Huw James is a presenter and active campaigner for public participation in science and the outdoors. He has brought his brand of energy and enthusiasm to hundreds of stage and screen appearances and can be seen performing at many of the science festivals and events across the UK. Originally trained in space science and a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Calum Murie – October 29th @ 1pm EST

Calum is a marine biologist and wildlife enthusiast from Great Britain. His research in Mozambique will help to identify the driving factors that attract manta rays to our reefs and reef ecosystems around the globe. He has also spent two months in the field in Ecuador researching giant manta rays.

More event pages for the other confirmed dates will be built over the next few days. If you want the jump on one above, send me an email:ebtsoyp@gmail.com


Keep an eye out for these speakers and their dates coming up as the week goes on! Mircrobiologist Josh Neufeld focusing on the biodiversity of microbes on your body and primatologist studying lemurs Travis Steffens. More announcements coming soon!!

Don’t forget to check out EBTSOYP first October Hangout! Live from Manaus, Brazil with the Amazon River Run Team. Tarran and Olie talk about their adventures kayaking the Amazon so far! We battled technology at the beginning, with the location being so isolated. In the end things worked out!

SANCCOB Lesson Series

Our lessons with SANCCOB, live from the rehabilitation centre in South Africa are awesome! We’re about halfway through, focused on meeting some of the resident birds and learning about some of the threats facing endangered African Penguins. It’s not too late to join in. The first link below will take you to the lessons completed so far and the second one will take you to the list of lessons coming up. If your class has been participating already or would like to start, please consider adopting a penguin with your classroom. You can name a penguin and will get a certificate and picture.



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