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Welcoming New GLOBE Partner St. Vrain Valley School District and its Connection with Ocean Exploration

Introduce your students to the wonders of the deep ocean by following Fabian Cousteau, the grandson of the world famous Jacque Cousteau, and his science team Mission 31, thanks to the newest GLOBE Partner, St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) in Colorado.

What is Mission 31?

A new ocean exploration endeavor, Mission 31, a world record 31-day stay in Aquarius, an underwater scientific research lab located off the Florida Keys, will be led by noted oceanographic explorer and filmmaker Fabien Cousteau.  Mission 31 will launch this fall with several exciting scientific objectives including testing new technologies such as autonomous underwater robots, researching the effects of climate change on coral reefs, studying the physiology of long-term submersion and the effects of long-term confinement on brain function.

Mission 31 is an exciting educational opportunity where students can learn about the research and discovery of this groundbreaking mission and have the chance to chat with the aquanauts. Learn more here.

Join the SVVSD STEM / Mission 31 Webinar

The SVVSD Partnership will host a live webinar on Monday, 23 June 2014, 8:30 to 10:15 AM MST.  This connection will be made using Adobe Connect software and will be accessible to 100 connections at one time. The Webinar will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. The first 30 minutes we will be introduced to ocean conservation projects taking place on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica followed by a 20-minute update on Mission 31. The remainder of the time is reserved for student questions.

How can my school sign up for the Mission 31 Webinar?

Register here for your students to join this underwater adventure. Sign up early as webinar space is limited.

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office