Robert Ballard March 24, 2009

Adventure in Deep Sea Exploration: Living the Dream

Throughout his long and distinguished career as one of the most well known of the world’s deep sea explorers, Robert Ballard has unlocked numerous fascinating secrets deep on the ocean floor. Using the latest in exploration technology, Ballard discovered the wreckage of the RMS Titanic in 1985 and the storied World War II German battleship Bismarck in 1989. He has conducted more than 120 deep-sea explorations, and has brought his discoveries to life for young students in America through the JASON Project, an award-winning distance learning educational program that reaches more than 1.7 million students and 38,000 teachers annually. He also established the Institute for Archaeological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. Ballard will share photographs from his expeditions through a multimedia presentation.