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Alaska Zoo: new distance content ready for schools

Written by Ben Newsome on May 30th, 2014.      0 comments

This leg of my Churchill Fellowship dropped me into Anchorage in Alaska to see the Alaska Zoo education team and view what they have been doing to setup their distance education school sessions. 

Accompanied by Pamela Lloyd from GCI SchoolAccess and my sister, we met Stephanie at the front entrance...

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Northern exposure...

Distance learning with dinosaurs; a visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum

Written by Ben Newsome on May 28th, 2014.      0 comments

Buried in the Alberta badlands is the old coal mining town of Drumheller; a place I could not miss on this Churchill Fellowship as it is home to the Royal Tyrrell Museum, a world class dinosaur museum and a major producer of distance learning content via video conference.

After flying from Los Angeles to Calgary I jumped in a hire car and headed off to dinosaur country...

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T-Rex in Alberta

Aquarium of the Pacific; distance education from the deep!

Written by Ben Newsome on May 25th, 2014.      0 comments

The Churchill Fellowship has finally started! As a recap, I am very fortunate to have received the opportunity visit 16 museums and cultural institutions across North America to study best practices in science education via video conference. 

First stop was a visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. The aquarium is situated in a beautiful building housing a stunning array of marine life divided into coastal zones from the beachside to the ocean trenches. Formed in 1998, the aquarium has grown into a major institution...

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Blue whale in the foyer

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