Join us at the LBT Marine Education Field Station on September 16th as we connect directly with the E/V Nautilus as it surveys underwater mountain ranges in the the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off of the Hawaiian Islands.
The E/V Nautilus is an exploration vessel run by the Ocean Exploration Trust and renowned oceanographer and science communicator, Dr. Bob Ballard.
While our world ocean covers over 70% of our planet’s surface, we only have maps for little over 10% of the ocean floor. We have better maps of the moon than we have of our own planet! Every year, the E/V Nautilus and crew head out for a six month expedition aimed at adding to our collective knowledge about the incredible world we inhabit.
While there are many research vessels that carry out the important work of ocean exploration, the E/V Nautilus also serves as a hub for science communication, education, and outreach. The ship welcomes educators from around the country every year to join the crew and serve as Science Communication Fellows, bringing deep sea ocean science to people around the world in real time.
Alix Leszczynski, a Science Interpreter at The Franklin Institute here in Philadelphia, was chosen as a 2018 Science Communication Fellow. From September 14th until October 3rd, Alix will be living aboard the E/V Nautilus and serving on the communications and education team.
Throughout the expedition to explore the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off of the Hawaii Islands, you can tune in to nautiluslive.org and see images being streamed directly from underwater robots sent to survey the ocean floor. You’ll be able to hear conversations between scientists, engineers, and Alix as she takes questions from viewers around the world through a question submission on the site.
We’ll be live chatting with Alix and the team at 1PM (pretty early for them) but will have kids activities beginning at 12:15. Feel free to check out the new Marine Education Field Station and learn more about its future as well. This event is free to all.
You can follow the E/V Nautilus team on social for updates throughout the season:
Twitter – https://twitter.com/EVNautilus
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/nautiluslive
You can follow Alix across the social media landscape:
Twitter – https://twitter.com/snailix_phl
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/snailix_phl/
Mastodon – https://scicomm.xyz/@snailix
Read more about the 2018 Expedition here:
Read more about Alix and how she got connected with E/V Nautilus here: