Helsinki Education Week

Smashing Classrooms Walls Through Virtual Events

2.11.2021 at 15:00 - 16:00 EET
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Brief Description

Take your students beyond your classroom walls through virtual speakers and field trips with those on the front lines of science, exploration, and conservation.

Key Takeaways 

- Discover the benefits of bringing exciting scientists, explorers and conservationists live into your classroom through virtual guest speakers and field trips.

- Explore how easy it is to do with exciting resources like Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, Explorer Classroom, Google and more.

- What to do before, during and afterwards so your students get the most from these experiences.

Main Resource: Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants brings science, exploration, adventure and conservation live into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips. Since 2015, we've hosted over 3,000 live events connecting over half a million students to scientists and explorers from over 95 countries. What we do is and always will be free for classrooms everywhere.

Speaker Bio:

Joe Grabowski is a science communicator and educator working to inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers. He is the founder of the non-profit Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, which brings science, exploration, adventure, and conservation into classrooms across North America through virtual speakers and field trips. In 2017, he was selected as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and shortly after became National Geographic’s first Education Fellow. He founded National Geographic’s Explorer Classroom program and recently launched the Global Biodiversity Festival, a virtual event bringing biodiversity live to the general public in over 100 countries. Joe's a top 50 finalist for the Global Teacher Prize and is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Explorers Club. 


Date: 2.11.2021

Time: 15:00 - 16:00 EET

Event type: Explore

Target group: Basic Education, Teachers.

Tool for online-event: other


Contact person: Joe Grabowski


Phone number: 5195469412