Interactive Webcast to Document Global Warming in Costa Rican Cloud Forest

OneWorldJourneys.com to webcast from Costa Rica's Monteverde Cloud Forest as part of an Internet production on climate change titled "Mercury Rising: Bearing Witness to Climate Change."

Published: 01-Feb-2002

CLINTON, Wash. -- The award-winning wilderness expeditions team from OneWorldJourneys.com will webcast from Costa Rica's Monteverde Cloud Forest as part of an Internet production on climate change titled "Mercury Rising: Bearing Witness to Climate Change." The photo-documentary webcast, co-sponsored by the Epson Corporation, will run from Feb. 1-12 at http://www.OneWorldJourneys.com.

The climate change webcast is inspired in part by the work of Portland-based environmental photographer Gary Braasch who has traveled the world for more than three years creating a visual, photographic record of Earth's response to global warming. The multi-media web production will include photo galleries and articles focusing on major climate change issues as well as observations made by citizens over time that offer evidence of global warming.

In addition, resources are offered for K-12 teachers and students, and Mercury Rising is presented as a distance learning and continuing education course for teachers through The Heritage Institute and Antioch University.

Daily satellite dispatches during the webcast will include digital photography, audio, video and stories about climate change research focusing on flora and fauna of Monteverde, one of the most studied cloud forests on the planet.

The One World Journeys team will also spend time with members of the Quaker community who originally helped create the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve and local Costa Rican farmers working on restoring certain sections of the forest.

The expedition team includes author and Pulitzer-winning science writer Bill Dietrich from Anacortes, WA, along with his wife Holly Dietrich, an elementary school teacher who will be writing a daily dispatch for teachers and students. The field team is led by One World Journeys executive producer and digital photographer Denise Rocco.

Those following the online expedition will be able email questions to the team in the field.

Mercury Rising is the sixth online wilderness expedition at OneWorldJourneys.com, which is produced by FusionSpark Media Inc., based on Whidbey Island, Clinton, WA. OneWorldJourneys.com has received several awards and numerous accolades for its photographic web expeditions focusing attention on unique or threatened ecosystems and species.

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