Bring learning and science to life, and connect your students to the frontiers of learning from the Arctic to the coral reef, interacting directly with explorers and scientists.
Each Encounter Live event combines live video-links, with Encounter Edu's resources, videos and virtual reality content to create an engaging and integrated approach to learning.
8 - 19 Nov, 2021
Save the date for AXA Coral Live 2021 which will run from 8–19 November, bringing live coral science from the CARMABI research station to classrooms around the world.
7 - 17 Jun, 2021
Join us in exploring the frozen oceans of the Arctic in 2021. Connect your students to scientists and explorers who are working to understand how the Arctic environment is changing.
8 - 10 Jun, 2021
For World Ocean Day 2021 we celebrated with three live lessons all about our ocean planet.
5 - 14 Mar, 2021
During British Science Week 2021, we examined the science behind the food that you eat and the thousands of people involved in its production. Over 200,00 students joined us in exploring the Great British countryside and meeting the people who look after its landscapes, animals, and farms. You can watch all these lessons on catch-up, to discover how British farmers are innovating for the future and producing food for the planet while caring for our natural environment.
9 - 19 Nov, 2020
AXA Coral Live 2020 ran from 9–19 November, when the team broadcast from the National Marine Aquarium in the UK, connecting live to coral and coral reef experts and scientists from the CARMABI research station on Curacao to bring coral science live to classrooms around the world.
8 June, 2020
Join us for World Oceans Day where we will celebrate with a live lesson all about the Arctic ocean.
20 Apr - 21 May, 2020
Watch free live fieldwork lessons on catch-up with expert field tutors from the Field Studies Council (FSC), building geographical and scientific enquiry skills in a range of locations.
4 - 15 May, 2020
The most northerly live education event returns for 2020. Connect live to the expedition team as they investigate how the frozen oceans off Svalbard are changing.
22 April, 2020
We celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with two live panel sessions, focusing on the environmental impacts of the illegal wildlife trade and the inspiring work being carried out by individuals and organisations to protect endangered species.
6 - 16 Apr, 2020
Science Club Live was a two-week long series of coral science and craft activities for budding underwater explorers. Every day students completed a family-friendly science or craft activity that builds knowledge and understanding of the wonder of cor...
30 Mar - 3 Apr, 2020
Whether you were learning from home, school or anywhere else, you joined us for Scientists and Explorers Live, a programme of Live Lessons where you connected to ask questions live to a wide range of different experts. These live lessons explored a r...
23 - 27 Mar, 2020
Join the submarine explorers of the Nekton Mission as they investigate the depths of the Indian Ocean. Nekton Submarine STEM 2020 was brought to you by Inmarsat.
4 - 20 Mar, 2020
Amazing underwater live lessons from the CCMI team sharing the Cayman Islands' fabulous reefs. It's also a chance to learn about some special iguanas.
18 Nov - 20 Dec, 2019
Plastic Free Christmas 2019 was a five-week, cross-curricular programme designed to enable students aged 7-11 to explore how plastics are made, used, and disposed of. Schools joined to encourage students to become sustainable advocates, through a ser...
11 - 15 Nov, 2019
AXA XL Coral Live is an annual live education from the CARMABI biodiversity and marine research station that gives teachers a fresh way to build literacy, practice working scientifically, inspire STEM careers and develop environmental stewardship amo...
1 - 8 May, 2019
AXA XL Arctic Live 2019 ran from 1 - 8 May. The Encounter Edu team live-streamed from the UK Arctic Research Station on Svalbard, to bring life and science in the frozen north to thousands of students globally. Teachers shared ongoing field work by r...
25 - 29 Mar, 2019
Submarine Live connected thousands of students across the globe to the Nekton First Descent team, as they investigated the uncharted depths of the Indian Ocean around the Seychelles archipelago.
29 Oct - 9 Nov, 2018
From 29 October through 09 November, AXA Coral Live connected students globally and enabled them to discuss science and geography with Encounter Edu field education team and marine scientists live streaming from CARMABI Research Centre from the islan...
1 - 10 May, 2018
Encounter Edu and the science expedition team travelled on April 29th to the most northerly permanent settlement in the world to bring the latest polar science to the fore. Over 21,000 students connected live to the science research aimed at increasi...
12 Sep 2017 - 30 Apr, 2018
Running for a fourth year, My Voice-My School amplified the voices of over 300 students from 15 schools in the UK, Norway and Belgium who partnered with UNRWA schools in Syria and Gaza. During the virtual exchange programme, students in Europe and Pa...
30 Oct - 10 Nov, 2017
In November 2017, XL Catlin Coral Live took more than 10,000 globally to a virtual trip in Bermuda. Through one-to-one video encounters and live broadcasts, teachers, students and researchers engaged in a lively global conversation about coral scienc...
7 - 16 Mar, 2017
Between 7-16 March 2017 over 10,000 young people of all ages from five continents participated in the XL Catlin Arctic Live event. This was an exciting learning experience connecting schools in 19 countries with members of an expedition team based at...
6 Jun - 6 Sep, 2016
Over the course of five months, students from schools in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, UK and USA gained inspiration and a sense of solidarity across borders from their peers from Lebanon, Syria and Gaza. For Palestine refugees, meeting their pee...
7 - 17 Mar, 2016
In March 2016, over 10,000 children and young people connected live with Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop in the UK Arctic Research Station in Svalbard and with marine biologists based in the UK. Students had the chance to see the vast, snowy landscape of the A...
3 Sep - 13 Dec, 2015
In 2015, Palestine Refugee students from three schools in Syria met online with their peers from schools in London and Brussels to share their stories and advocate for their own education and future. One of the Skype conversations between students in...
4 - 15 May, 2015
The team returned to the Arctic for a second year to share the spectacular beauty of this unique ecosystem with over 4,000 young people across the world via Skype in the classroom. Older students discovered exciting science career paths from polar sc...
21 - 31 Jan, 2015
In January 2015, the first Coral Live event brought the XL Catlin Seaview Survey expedition from Southeast Asia’s Coral Triangle closer to 3,000 students globally. They interacted via Skype in the classroom with the expedition team in East Timor and ...
26 Aug - 16 Nov, 2014
In 2014, UNRWA and Digital Explorer (now Encounter Edu) piloted the idea of connecting Palestine Refugee students from Syria in UNRWA schools in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria with their peers in the UK in an effort to promote solidarity, understanding an...
21 Apr - 1 May, 2014
During the first Arctic Live event we joined Dr Helen Findlay and her team from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Plymouth University, at the UK Arctic Research Station on Svalbard. Thousands of students connected live via Skype to the Arctic resear...