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Live Event: Dr. Robert Ballard & Dr. Katy Croff Bell
Wednesday, May 4 2011 
Special Events


Dr. Robert D. Ballard is founder and chief scientist of the Institute for Exploration at Mystic Aquarium, The JASON Project and Immersion Learning, and is Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. He is widely acclaimed for revolutionizing undersea exploration through the development of remotely operated submersibles capable of working at expedition sites miles below the surface. Dr. Ballard and his team discovered the remains of the RMS Titanic and also discovered hydrothermal vents on the seafloor supporting communities of chemosythetic life.

Dr. Katy Croff Bell is a recent Ph.D. recipient from the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, Chief Scientist of the E/V Nautilus, and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. As an underwater oceanographer, Katy has used remote sensing tools to study archaeological material in the Black Sea, Thunder Bay, the Baltic Sea, and more!

On Wednesday, May 4 at 10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm and 6:30pm EST, The JASON Project will broadcast four live shows, lasting approximately 40 minutes each. During the shows you'll learn about Dr. Ballard and Dr. Croff Bell and their underwater explorations, and have the chance to submit text questions and answer interactive polls. In addition, you can submit video questions before the event. Schools submitting video questions increase the odds of their questions being used during the event.

These live events are free. Click here for more information, to tune in and to submit a question.