Congratulations to CarolAnne McGuire for being the 1st CA DEN member to participate in the Discovery Educator Abroad video conference with Josh Wolf.
Here’s what she had to say…
Hi Jannita and DEN members!
This week we had the wonderful opportunity to video chat with Josh Wolff. He was in Melbourne, Australia at the time and was talking to us from a little cafe in town.
We learned all about the history of Melbourne and the haunted prison! Oooohhhhh!
In our international project, we are studying what kids eat for lunch around the world. One of my kids asked about some of the foods that Josh has eaten since in Australia. Kangaroo meat is sold in their grocery stores! Josh also ate worms on an island north of Australia.
But he said that wasn’t the worst meal he had… (ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? What could be worse?!) Apparently LIVE snails are a delacacy. And you can’t really say, "Little snail… come on out of your shell so I can eat you!" You have to crack open the shell and dig it out!!! GROSS! (Even Josh didn’t eat this meal!)
Being a DEN Educator Abroad sounded like a really great idea… until he got to the worms and snails! Video chats… it’s a GOOD thing!
One of my students DID ask him to video tape water going down in the toilet… how else can we find out if it really does go the opposite way in Australia?! We DID tell him, however, to make sure that there was nothing in the water!
It was a great conversation! Josh was really sweet and answered all our crazy questions! He even gave great descriptions for my blind students!
Once again, Discovery ROCKS!
Thanks CarolAnne for representing our DEN!
If you would like to participate in one of these video conference chats, contact Jaana Narsipur at Jaana_Narsipur@discovery.com
Here’s the schedule of upcoming webchats.
To learn more about Discovery Educator Abroad please go to http://discoveryeducatorabroad.com/ here you will find Josh’s Travel Blog, Discussion Boards, Webisodes, and find more information on Travel Channel’s 5 Takes program.