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Radio profile: science video conference to Unalaska!

Ben Newsome

Last month I got the opportunity to again connect with Unalaska library to run a video conference on the science of sound. As usual I had a blast working with the kids, but I got a great surprise to find that it got recorded by local community radio station kucb...

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USS Intrepid: Combining science & history for virtual excursions

Ben Newsome

After a fantastic visit to New York Hall of Science my Churchill fellowship continued on toward Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum Complex in Manhattan. Approaching the World War II aircraft carrier from the heart of Hells Kitchen t I couldn’t help but be excited to learn the history of the...

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nySci: Bringing science to remote students

Ben Newsome

After zipping across to CYNRIC in Syracuse I dropped into the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY. Also known as NYSCI, the museum was established as part of the 1964-1965 World’s Fair near the banks of the East River. Finding the museum is easy, just keep an eye...

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CNYRIC: Championing the use of VC for New York Schools

Ben Newsome

With a short flight out of New York I dropped into Syracuse to visit the Central New York Regional Information Center (CYNRIC), an entity that serves as educational support for 50 school districts and four Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) across eight counties in the central region of New...

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International Spy Museum; covert distance learning!

Ben Newsome

Ever wanted to be a secret agent? Got a hankering to live a double life? Well this leg of my Churchill Fellowship found me at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC to find out all about the life of spies and how classrooms across the world have experienced this...

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Behind the scenes at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Washington DC

Ben Newsome

Following a very busy week in Cleveland I made my way over to Washington DC, home of a stunning array of museums and galleries. During the visit I met with Mark Kornmann, Chief of Educational Outreach at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum. It was interesting to discuss how...

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STEM at the Challenger Learning Center and BUBL; Rochester, New York

Ben Newsome

On leaving Cleveland Museum of Art I continued my Churchill Fellowship, taking a later flight out of Ohio and landing at midnight in Rochester, New York to visit the Rochester Challenger Learning Centre and Bathysphere Underwater Biological Laboratory over a 2 day visit. The skills of the team are diverse...

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Science and Art video conferences by the Cleveland Museum of Art

Ben Newsome

After an inspiring time at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History I headed over to the Cleveland Museum of Art to visit Dale Hilton and her distance education team. One of the reasons I wanted to visit was to find out how the museum mixes art and science in a...

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Distance learning at Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Ben Newsome

On leaving Indianapolis I dropped into Cleveland to visit a hive of activity in the science education via video conferencing world. My first stop was with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, situated within the University Circle district not far from downtown Cleveland. On entering the building I was greeted...

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Nina Mason Pulliam Ecolab

Ben Newsome

Following my visit to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum I dropped by the Nina Mason Pulliam Ecolab. Situated in Marian University, the NMP Ecolab is designed as a living laboratory for local students to study the ecology of the Indiana prairie’s, woodlands and freshwater streams. The strength of the video conferencing...

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Checking out the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Ben Newsome

Whilst in Indianapolis I was able to check out the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis , the world’s largest children’s museum not far from the city centre. As you approach the building you definitely know you’re in the right place as full size dinosaurs smash out of the building as a...

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CILC; the heart of North American distance learning

Ben Newsome

After two flights from Alaska I continued my Winston Churchill Fellowship travels toward Indianapolis to visit the heart of North American video conferencing at the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration (CILC). Bringing together over 230 content providers, 10,000’s of teachers and over 90 countries the CILC has truly become...

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Alaska Sealife Centre: marine wildlife video conferences

Ben Newsome

After a visiting the Alaska Zoo the Churchill Fellowship continued down to Seward to visit the Alaska Sealife Centre. Set on the edge of town on the shores of Resurrection Bay, the Alaska Sealife Center specialises in cold water marine animals and is Alaska’s only permanent marine mammal rehabilitation facility....

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Alaska Zoo: new distance content ready for schools

Ben Newsome

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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