If you are considering applying to have the EarthView come to
school, be sure the following arrangements are in place:
- The gymnasium should have a measured
height with no obstructions of at least 20 feet
- There should be no hot
lights (i.e., halogen) below 24 feet. If hot lights are present
in the vicinity of EarthView, please turn them off at least 30
minutes prior to the program.
- Please be sure that the gym floor
has been swept clean prior to the event.
- The program will normally run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,
with a short
break for lunch. (The EarthView Team has developed an affection
Friday school pizzas!)
- The EarthView team will arrive by 9:00 a.m., or a half hour
prior to the program start if a different time has been
arranged. Please ensure that office and/or school security staff
are ready for the team's arrival, and that any special parking
or entrance requirements are communicated to the team prior to
- The capacity of the EarthView is 20 students. Students need
to be brought to the program in small groups at 20-minute
intervals, so that up to 240 students can be served during a
typical day. The students in a
given group should all be at the same grade level, so that an
appropriate program can be presented to them, though groups from
any range of grade levels can be included over the course of the
- A teacher, aide, or parent volunteer must accompany each group
of students into the
- A teacher, administrator, or parent volunteer must be on duty
all day to coordinate the flow of students to and from the
EarthView, and to
facilitate any adjustments to the schedule. We have found that
the assistance of a knowledgeable member of a community member
contributes to a successful program.
- The EarthView team welcomes all students! Any student can be
included in the program, regardless of
physical or learning ability, but the EarthView Team relies on
staff to address any accessibility equipment (e.g., wheelchairs)
and any other specific needs of individual students.
- Students should be in the gymnasium only immediately prior to
program. It would be best to have a class waiting outside the
enter as a class leaves so that more classes could take
the program. There should be no talking outside the EarthView as
carries and interferes with the lesson taking place inside.
- The walls of the globe are hand-painted and are not to be
touched – inside or out.
- All those entering the EarthView should remove their shoes
(unless precluded by a physical disability) and MUST BE WEARING SOCKS.
Students must be advised of this requirement
ahead of time; some school organizers purchase a bag of socks
who have forgotten on the day of the event.
- The fee for the full-day school program is $350, payable to
Bridgewater State University.
- The primary purpose of EarthView is to provide a rich learning
environment and memorable experience for student and teachers,
but a secondary purpose is to raise awareness of geography
education in general. Schools are encouraged to invite local
area media to the event as it
especially educational and also photogenic. We provide a simple
press packet to participating schools, for use in press
releasees. If local media do cover the visit, we ask that
schools send links and/or copies of such coverage to the
EarthView Team (EarthView@bridgew.edu)
after the event.
If you have any questions about these requirements, please
the EarthView Team at EarthView@bridgew.edu
Last Modified: August 13, 2011