Online Expeditions: Sites Alive

sitesAlive! sitesALIVE! connects students to learning adventures on land and at sea around the world!

Features of the Expedition
New live-content programs run each semester on the sitesALIVE! website, with each program ranging from 8–14 weeks in length. In addition, the sitesALIVE! Archives give subscribers access to all materials from past semester programs, going as far back as 1993! 
The land-based field schools are located in Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Turks & Caicos Islands. Class Afloat Live! will visit Panama, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Brazil, U.S. and Canada this semester. US History Live! is visiting five Caribbean countries.
Time Line
On-going with new programs each semester
Participants can send questions; post comments to bulletin boards; send letters and class projects by snail mail to the land sites and ship ports of call.
How to Participate
With the sitesAlive! free trial, participants receive the following opportunities within live programs:
  • Read student and faculty Bios & Photos
  • Tour the ships and field sites (photos, video, & IPIX)
  • Follow daily highlights in Extra! Extra!

In addition, free trial participants can view a week's worth of content from each archived program.

Subscribers (Classroom, Team, School, District, Homeschool & Family), receive all the above benefits as well as password-protected access to:
  • Daily Log
  • Student-authored Essays, Journals, and Q&A (updated weekly)
  • Photo Gallery and Audio Reports (updated weekly)
  • The ability to send questions and post comments on bulletin boards
  • 42 archived expeditions for a richly stimulating reference resource!
  • Teacher's Guides with lesson plans coordinated with the field syllabi
  • Correlation to U.S. Curriculum Standards for seven subjects by grade level
Click here to visit the sitesAlive! Web site

 Areas Covered

Skipper Rick wilson

World Geography
Rainforest Ecology
Coral and Coral Reefs
Fisheries Conservation
American & World History

Join sitesALIVE! and explore the Australian Rainforest, the coral reefs of the Caribbean, the coastal wetlands of Mexico, the forests of Costa Rica, and a myriad of foreign and U.S. ports.


Center for Rainforest Studies
Center for Coastal Studies
Center for Marine Resource
Center for Sustainable
Development Studies
S/V Concordia
S/V Spirit of Massachusetts
Sites Alive!

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