Robert Ballard's Immersion Presents starts March 2 in Monterey Bay

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From the TED stage in Monterey, explorer Robert Ballard announced that his Immersion Presents project will be running live from Monterey Bay March 2-7.

Immersion Presents uses telepresence — satellite feeds and web links — to bring young kids into live research environments. In Monterey Bay, kids can explore one of the planet’s most spectacular biodiversity hotspots, with 100-foot-tall kelp forests, whales, sea otters and a diversity of life found in few other places on earth. The idea (as with the JASON Project, Robert Ballard’s project with National Geographic) is to connect kids with real scientists, and help them truly know the wonders of the planet.