Exploring the Antarctic with 30,000 Students Across the Globe

Tim Jacob - Director of Reach the World's Traveler Program

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"It's always been Reach the World's mission to inpsire curiosity and global cooperation...you get to meet people who are on an expedition like this, who are just basically exploring their own curiosity, and having a great adventure and doing what they do really well. It opens up a lot of doors for kids who may not have considered a career in any one of those fields and thought of themselves as an explorer. It's a mindset of curiosity that is underpins everything that I tried to do and what Reach the World tries to do." - Tim Jacob

This is part 2 of a thrilling two-part series covering the Endurance22 Expedition to uncover Shackleton's lost ship and Reach the World's program to live stream much of the expedition to 30,000 students across the globe.

Our guest is Tim Jacob, Director of the Traveler Program at Reach the World, who was on board the S.A. Agulhas II as it searched for the wreck and shared this experience live with students.

In Part 1, Tim shared the incredible story of Ernest Shackleton's adventures in 1915 and the 2022 crew's expedition to uncover the shipwreck.

In Part 2, Tim tells us about the technology that enabled the crew to find the wreck, and about Reach the World's program to share the entire mission with thousands of students across the world.

Listen to Part 1: Endurance22 Expedition: The Search for the World's Most Famous Shipwreck


3 Big Takeaways from this episode:

  1. Modern technology played a pivotal role in locating the Endurance shipwreck: From autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), the expedition crew of the S.A. Agulhas II deployed an array of high tech devices to locate the famous shipwreck.
  2. Reach the World gave 30,000 global students live access to the crew and expedition: Through Reach the World, classrooms across the globe got to live stream the expedition, talk to the scientists and explorers, and get exposure to STEM fields, career pathways and historic experiences they never could have imagined without the work of this great organization.
  3. There are countless opportunities in STEM for those who are curious: Just to make this expedition possible, it required a highly-skilled ship captain and crew, ice navigators, scientists, engineers, technicians, historians and many others. Students who are curious, who love to ask questions and explore, and who have access to organization like Reach the World can be inspired to pursue passions and careers that make the world a better place.

Resources: Reach the World

Educators: Dig into these resources so your students can relive the expedition, or explore Reach the World more to find out what other opportunities are available.

Reach the World's Endurance22 resource site: https://explore.reachtheworld.org

Reach the World: https://www.reachtheworld.org

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