Central Library Introduces the JASON Project to San Antonio Teens
Teen Services at the San Antonio Public Library system just added an exciting new program to the variety of opportunities offered to 13 to 18 year olds. The JASON Project, the brainchild of Dr. Robert D. Ballard, the oceanographer best known for discovering the wreckage of the Titanic, is a way to connect teens with science, technology, and oceanography.
A special unveiling is taking place on Saturday, April 7 at 2:00pm with special guests from the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – our partner in the project – in attendance. Following a brief ceremony, The JASON Project console will be available for demonstration. Parents and teens are invited to attend.
Dr. Ballard and his international team of scientists and engineers are exploring the Black and Mediterranean Seas and the Atlantic Ocean aboard the Nautilus on a three-month expedition (July through October). Teens can view live video feeds and access recorded video on demand. Through live satellite feeds, teens in the Teen Library @ the Central Library can witness oceanographic exploration in real time and virtually “meet” with scientists and engineers and learn about careers that they might otherwise never consider for themselves.
Teen Services at the San Antonio Public Library is proud to offer experiences to teens that allow them to learn and develop interests outside of school time. If you have teens in your family, please invite them to drop by the Teen Library @ Central – there is always something going on just for teens – and now there is something new! If you got any closer you’d be underwater! Teens can find us on Facebook and check out our blog at 210teenlibrary.wordpress.com.