Weekly Chat 

Each week of the LIVE adventure learning expedition, registered teachers and students can participate in an online chat with invited topic experts. An Education Basecamp Moderator facilitates each chat.

The Weekly Chat allows students to talk about things that are important to them, while expressing thoughts and opinions, learning as they explore and expand upon the module topics.

Investigating current issues in the world today—the online chat topic is introduced on the "Your Voice" pages, within the Case Study section of the corresponding module in the Curriculum & Activity Guide for each particular week.

Though the topics might seem advanced for younger students, our experience is that by using a group approach in your classroom, students as young as 2nd grade can participate in the chat with great gain, being that the topic actually is an extension of and correlates with all curriculum and online activities of the particular week.

One chat is scheduled for one day each week. Over the course of the LIVE program, there will be the chance to participate in a chat on all weekdays, except Mondays. Each chat lasts 45 minutes.

Only registered teachers and their classrooms can take part in the chat, but no registration is needed to take part in each individual chat. Just log in! All chats are moderated and safe.

Transcripts or recording of the chats are made available on the individual chat pages.

Note: The chat zone is active with a test chat for you to test your system the morning of our scheduled chats up to 30 minutes prior to the chat. The test chat is not monitored. Please contact us with any questions or problems.


Chat Schedule:

 Module 1- Exploration: The Arctic.  Chat Topic: Arctic Exploration
 week 01
 Thursday    March 05
 11:00 AM  Speaker:  GoNorth! Team Member
 week 02   Wednesday
 01:00 PM
 Dr. Shari Gearheard, GoNorth! Cool Scientist
 BONUS!  Thursday    March 12  06:00 PM  Speaker:  GoNorth! Team Members
 week 03
 Wednesday    March
18  10:00 AM
 Speaker:  GoNorth! Team Member
 week 04
 Thursday    March 26  02:00 PM  Speaker:  Dr. Henry Huntington, GoNorth! Cool Scientist
 Module 2- People: Sustainable Development.  Chat Topic: World Resources
 week 05
 Thursday    April 02  01:00 PM
 Speaker:  Peter Meisen, Global Energy Network Institute
 week 06  Wednesday    April 08  11:00 AM
 Speaker:  Alisa Reckinger, Hennepin County Environmental Svcs
 week 07
 Thursday    April 16  01:00 PM
 Speaker:  Sheryl Eisenberg, "This Green Life"
 week 08  Wednesday    April 22  10:00 AM  Speaker:  Dr William Toscano, Environmental Health Sciences
 Module 3- Ecology: Climate Change.  Chat Topic: Climate Chaos
 week 09
 Friday    May 01  11:00 AM
 Speaker:  Katie Scheidt, The Climate Project
 week 10
 Wednesday    May 06  10:00 AM
 Speaker:  Dr. James Foster, GoNorth! Cool Scientist
 week 11
 Wednesday    May 13  01:00 PM
 Speaker:  Brian Young, TerraCycle
 week 12
 Thursday    May 21  10:00 AM
 Speaker:  Neelam Singh, World Resources Institute
Team Chat
 week 14  Tuesday    June 02  01:00 PM  Speaker:  GoNorth! Team Member