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What can you do as a subscriber of a Research and Education network?

The possibilities are endless!

See what R&E network subscribers are doing around the country ...

Grade 4-12 students across the country videoconference as park rangers descend into the kelp forest of Channel Islands National Park. From underwater, divers interact with students in real-time as they learn about kelp forest ecology, marine protected areas, and scientific monitoring methods.

Pennsylvania students participate in a statewide reading group to share "WHYY We Like This Book."

A jazz ensemble in a Rochester high school performed live with a master trumpeter in New York City.

High school labs increase the scope of experiments that students can perform with remote access to perform experiments through iLabsCentral, at Northwestern University. Labs from around the world participate, from University of Queensland, Australia to MIT, Cambridge, MA.

Libraries and schools across the country participated in a high-definition videoconference "Live behind the scenes" discussion with US Poet Laureate Philip Levine.

Middle school students in Pennsylvania use their school computers to examine specimens they found on a playground under the high-powered scanning electron microscope at Lehigh University.

An estimated 90,000 students around the country participated in a live webchat with President Jimmy Carter on the anniversary of his signing the bill that doubled the size of the National Park System, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.

Teachers bring into their classrooms resources from the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, PBS Learning Media, the Digital Public Library of America, the Shoah Foundation, the Exploratorium, the Hadron Collidor, the National Park Service, and more.

80,000 K-12 schools1,400 universities800 community and vocational colleges4,000 libraries200 museums80 R&E networks worldwide
Just imagine what you can do with:
  • Rich multimedia digital collections
  • Real-time e-science, real-time e-discovery
  • On-demand streaming video
  • High-definition, interactive, multipoint, videoconferencing
  • Online educational gaming
  • Immersive learning environments
  • Visualization
  • Scientific, governmental, education, and museum and library programs from around the world

Explore the projects that participate in the Internet2 K20 Initiative.