Panama's rainforest will come into United States classrooms until January 23rd, 2004, with live videoconferencing from a tropical forest research facility. The broadcasts will be converted to streaming video for website viewing and archiving.
Dr. Jacalyn Willis, director of PRISM (Professional Resources in Science and Mathematics) at Montclair State University's College of Science and Mathematics, and Gregory Willis will host the 40 telecasts. With several expert colleagues, they will present sessions in both English and Spanish to classes in New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, and Texas from January 12-23. The researchers have studied wildlife on Barro Colorado Island (BCI) in Panama for a month each year for the past 20 years, carrying out a long-term census of mammals to study how populations of different species on the island change from year to year.
Click here for the full press release: http://rainforest.montclair.edu/panama/video/media.htm
Click here for the session schedule and topics http://rainforest.montclair.edu/panama/video/events.htm