A small group of 7th grade students had an opportunity to interview Dr. Clyde Roper. He is a Giant Squid expert among other things. He has studied cephalopods for many years in many parts of the world. He is internationally recognized as an expert in the field and has participated in several documentaries. He has worked at the Smithsonian Institute's Museum of Natural History since 1966.
We discovered that Dr. Roper grew up in our town of Rye, NH! He even went to our school. Dr. Roper shared how he got interested in marine studies. He even had an opportunity to discover a new species!
The whole conversation was webcasted live on the internet which allowed others to listen in real time. We webcast (or stream) on the Earthbridges Channel which supplies a chat room. Other classes and individuals used the chat room to ask questions and comment during the webcast. We had guests from NH, NY, AZ, Canada and others who didn't share where they were from.