LEARNZ videos and photos on Argo floats feature in major media outlets


CORE Education's LEARNZ is assisting in educating a larger audience than usual. Recently, several media outlets have published photos and videos produced by the LEARNZ team for one of their virtual field trips on Argo floats — robotic floats that can measure 2,000 and 5,500 metres deep in order to investigate the world's oceans. The Argo floats send the information to satelites once they return to the surface.

The New York Times, NBC News, and the website Reporting Climate Science, all used LEARNZ media to support detailed articles about the exciting developments for gaining valuable information about global warming and other secrets held within the world's oceans. 

LEARNZ's field-trip teacher Shelley Hearsey joined the crew, and NIWA, NOAA, and CSIRO scientists aboard the Tangaroa, a NIWA research vessel for the nine-day journey to some 1000 kilometres NW of New Zealand. She provides interviews, photos and videos that explain the work of the scientists and these amazing floating robots. The whole journey is provided as a virtual fieldtrip for New Zealand classes.

The LEARNZ Argo float trip was supported by NIWA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), and the Ministry of Educatation

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