“The students very much enjoyed the video link!” – Kingswood Community College, Dublin. 2nd & 3rd Year Geography classes.
“It broadened many of their career ideas!” – St. Joseph’s College, Lucan, Co Dublin.
“It showed them that science is part of real life.” – Colaiste Phobail Cholmcille, Tory Island, Co Donegal.
“It showed the importance of collaborating.” – Gaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin, Co Cork, 1st year geography class.
“It triggered their curiosity greatly.” – Muredachs College, Ballina, Co Mayo.
“It was like speaking to Indiana Jones!” – Lycée Français d’Irlande, Dublin.
During the 2018 SEA-SEIS Expedition in the North Atlantic, the scientists onboard the Celtic Explorer conducted live ‘Ship to Classroom’ video link-ups. The classes were in schools all around Ireland, from Dublin to Cork and from Waterford to Donegal – and there was one connection to a school in Italy.
The students learned about the project and its scientific questions and hypotheses, chatted with the engineer who developed the ocean-bottom seismometers, and had numerous questions for the team about life on the ship, about what scientists do, and about how one becomes a scientist.
Istituto comprensivo don Lorenzo Milani, Lamezia Terme, Calabria, Italy.