R e s e a r c h e r   Q & A
(Inter-Active for subscribing classrooms for the 2001-2002 school year)

The opportunity to ask questions of the men and women researching the rainforest, and to receive back individual answers via e-mail will be active from November 1, 2001 through May 30, 2002. Some of the answers will be from researchers seen in the video programs and some from their colleagues. Replies should come within a week or two!

What's the difference between ON-AIR and RESEARCHER Q&A? The former is active ONLY during the video broadcasts for the LIVE FROM... projects and for one hour thereafter. RESEARCHER Q&A is not time-dependent. Students may submit questions at any time. PTRF will acknowledge and answer all questions as quickly as possible so that students know their inquiry is not lost in cyberspace.

PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE is very grateful to all the researchers at all participating sites, and other expert volunteers, for generously contributing their time and knowledge to support this unique service. Q&A pairs will be archived online (without student Internet addresses or full names to ensure privacy) to form a growing database. To ensure equitable access to this unique opportunity there'll be a limit of 25 questions per classroom.

(Teachers, please review the "TIPS FOR TEACHERS ABOUT USING RESEARCHER Q&A" for some practical advice about how to make this a positive learning experience for your students--and to maximize the necessarily limited time of our experts!)

RESEARCHER Q&A FAQ from past projects:


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