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On Board EV Nautilus

On Board EV Nautilus  

Oct 23rd | 3:15PM ET

Join the Explorer Classroom team  for a Lights On Afterschool Special on board Dr. Bob Ballard’s Exploration Vessel Nautilus. The Nautilus is 64-meter ship on a mission to explore the never-before-explored areas of the ocean and seek out new discoveries and share them LIVE via www.nautiluslive.org

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Joe Cutler | Ichthyologist

Joe Cutler | Ichthyologist  

Nov 24th | 9:00AM ET

Joe Cutler is an ichthyologist (fish scientist) and conservationist. He has collected dozens of fish species that are new to science. He recently returned from an expedition in Mongolia where he studied Giant Taimen fish in freezing rivers. Join him for this Lights On Afterschool Special. 

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On Board EV Nautilus

On Board EV Nautilus  

Oct 25th | 1:00PM ET

Join the Explorer Classroom team on board Dr. Bob Ballard’s Exploration Vessel Nautilus. The Nautilus is 64-meter ship on a mission to explore the never-before-explored areas of the ocean and seek out new discoveries and share them LIVE via www.nautiluslive.org.

Register Here | Educator Field Guide

On Board EV Nautilus

On Board EV Nautilus  

Oct 30th | 1:00PM ET

Join the Explorer Classroom team on board Dr. Bob Ballard’s Exploration Vessel Nautilus. The Nautilus is 64-meter ship on a mission to explore the never-before-explored areas of the ocean and seek out new discoveries and share them LIVE viawww.nautiluslive.org

Register Here | Educator Field Guide

Lee Berger | Rising Star Cave System

Lee Berger | Rising Star Cave System  

Nov 1st | 9:30AM ET

In 2013 paleoanthropologist Lee Berger and his team discovered more than a thousand fossil elements belonging to Homo naledi, a previously unknown early human relative in the Rising Star cave system in South Africa. They have since discovered many more fossils of this new species including a nearly complete skeleton.

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Lee Berger | Rising Star Cave System

Lee Berger | Rising Star Cave System  

Nov 7th | 3:00AM ET

In 2013 paleoanthropologist Lee Berger and his team discovered more than a thousand fossil elements belonging to Homo naledi, a previously unknown early human relative in the Rising Star cave system in South Africa. They have since discovered many more fossils of this new species including a nearly complete skeleton.

Register Here | Educator Field Guide

Picture of Jeffrey Marlow

Jeffrey Marlow | Geobiologist  

Nov 13th | 2:00PM ET

Jeffrey Marlow studies the microbes that inhabit extreme conditions in an attempt to understand biology’s outer limits. His work informs questions about life elsewhere in the solar system.

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Lee Berger | Rising Star Cave System

Lee Berger | Rising Star Cave System  

Nov 14th | 9:30AM ET

In 2013 paleoanthropologist Lee Berger and his team discovered more than a thousand fossil elements belonging to Homo naledi, a previously unknown early human relative in the Rising Star cave system in South Africa. They have since discovered many more fossils of this new species including a nearly complete skeleton.

Register Here | Educator Field Guide

This is an image of astronaut Terry Virts taking photographs of Earth through the windows of the cupola of the International Space Station.

Terry Virts | Astronaut  

Nov 15th | 11:00AM ET

Terry Virts has spent over 7 months in space and served as commander of the International Space Station. While in space he took hundreds of thousands of photos to help share his unique perspective.

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Munazza Alam | Astrophysicist

Munazza Alam | Astrophysicist  

Nov 19th | 11:00AM ET

Munazza Alam specializes in investigating the ages of nearby stars and exploring the atmospheric properties of unusual brown dwarfs.

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Picture of Brendan Mullan

Brendan Mullan | Astrobiologist  

Nov 30th | 1:00PM ET

Brendan Mullan studies how galaxies collide and how stars form in the interstellar wreckage. He also helps search for evidence of distant extraterrestrial civilizations.

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