The first international video conference was held at the Aquarium FEB RAS
On May 29 the Aquarium FEB RAS conducted an international video conference with the Monterey Bay Aquarium (Northern California, USA). Modern communication technologies installed at the Aquarium FEB RAS allowed us to have
Ms. Vernon was not able to visit the Third Open School of the Aquarium FEB RAS. However, she prepared a presentation about special events and ecological holidays that, along with some videos, we were able to watch from Vladivostok using advanced equipment. Members of our Education Department, in their turn, shared a number of ideas about organization of special ecological events that have been developed in a workshop during the Third Open School. For instance, that people visiting such events are interested in participation in different competitions and investigations.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium, like the Aquarium FEB RAS, is a research and education institution, and it has a lot of experience working with visitors, specifically organizing special events in order to promote the mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They manage to do it in a way that makes people of various social groups, especially with young children, come to the Aquarium again and again. And every time the Aquarium has something new to offer its visitors. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has developed a membership system, according to which the members of the Aquarium are not only its regular visitors, but also they are the Aquarium’s partners that help to spread its mission and ecological ideas. Moreover, this organization conducts scientific research and collaborates with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Cynthia Vernon told the participants of the video conference about simple and entertaining ways of presenting scientific information.