Two "Where on the Globe is Roger?" Upcoming Video Conferences

Yvonne Marie Andres (andresyv@CERF.NET)
Tue, 7 Feb 1995 18:36:38 -0500

You will have two opportunities to "meet" Roger Williams before he embarks
on the next leg of his journey through Japan, China, and Russia.

Dates: Thursday, February 9th, 3:30-4:30 Central Time
Roger wll be in Texas

Friday, February 17th, 10:00 - 11:00 Pacific Time
Roger will be in California

If you know of a school who has the ability to do CU-SeeMe
video-conferencing and would like to meet Roger Williams, please RSVP and
we will send you additional details.

In case you are unfamiliar with the Roger project, I've included a
description and an email address to send for a registration form.

If you want to register for the project, please send a message to:


Yvonne Marie Andres

Yvonne Marie Andres, Global Schoolhouse/Global SchoolNet Foundation
7040 Avenida Encinas 104-281, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Voice (619) 931-5934 FAX (619) 931-5934 email:

Introducing...Where on the Globe is Roger?


Global SchoolNet and the MCI Foundation present


Join Roger Williams, global adventurer and raconteur, as he leaves South
America and travels to South East Asia. Roger is driving around the globe
in his 1982 Dodge truck and he wants to take you along on his trip - via
your connection to the Internet. You can plot his travels on your global
map; read his entertaining dispatches from the exotic places he visits;
ask him questions; and make friends with the students in the places he

Global SchoolNet Foundation is pleased to provide you with "free travel
passes" to take a most amazing electronic journey with Roger!

Here is an invitation from Roger to all the school children around the globe:

Dear Boys and Girls,

I would like to introduce you to what I think will be a great adventure
for us all and a chance to learn about countries around the world, first
hand. My name is Roger Williams. I'm a retired Airline Pilot and U.S.
Marine Corps Aviator. I was born on a ranch in Texas on October 3, 1936 and
graduated from High School in Austin, Texas and then spent one year at the
University of Texas.

My dream from the fourth grade on was to become a Marine Pilot. That dream
was realized after many years of hard work in April 1962. While in the
Marine Corps, I flew off aircraft carriers during the Viet Nam War.

I have always enjoyed traveling and I think this will be the ultimate
trip as I drive my truck across every continent around the globe.

On the first leg of my journey. I departed from Southern California, on
January 14, 1994 and drove through Mexico and all of Central America. I
then shipped my truck from Panama to Northern Chile. From there I drove
the full length of Chile and crossed into Argentina and proceeded to
Tierra del Fuego. Upon completing my goal of reaching Tierra del Fuego by
mid April 1994. I then proceeded north through Argentina to Brazil and
shipped my truck from Santos, Brazil to Brisbane, Australia.
In January 1995 I completed my journey through Australia.

Throughout my travels, I visited local schools and helped the children
communicate with kids back in the United States.

I am about to begin the next part of my journey through Japan, Indonesia,
Thailand, and possibly Burma - and, then on to China and Russia. I hope to
be able to cross Russia then travel into Europe through Spain and
Portugal. I will cross into Africa and finally return home sometime in
late 1996 or early 1997.

As you can see it will be a grand adventure and I hope you can join me
through activities being coordinated by the Global SchoolNet Foundation.

You see, challenge is an integral part of the human experience. Without
it, life becomes very dull. We all have to challenge ourselves if we
expect to grow and help make a better world for people to live in. Through
participating in this adventure I would hope you will be able to form life
long friendships with other students around the world.

With better global human understanding, the possibility of violent
conflicts diminish. I am hoping all of us can contribute to a lasting
World Peace.

I will be sending you summaries of my travels and when possible, digitized
photos, using a special device called ComputerEyes that hooks up to my AST
laptop computer. I look forward to answering your questions and will do so
the best that I can. If my answers sometime seem short and to the point
that is just the way I am - so just bear with me!



Please print and distribute this call for collaboration to teachers
you know who may be interested in participating.
Project Name: Where on the Globe is Roger?
(c) 1994 Global SchoolNet Foundation

Date: August 14, 1994 through June 30, 1996

Purpose: * Improve knowledge and skills in geography, culture,
and history of the regions visited by Roger.
* Establish positive and constructive relationships
between children around the world.

Summary: You can vicariously join Roger Williams, global
adventurer and raconteur, as he drives his 1982 Dodge
truck through Australia, Southeast Asia, China, Russia,
and points west. During his travels, Roger will visit
schools and classrooms, meeting teachers and their
children. He will send back periodic travel updates for
you to read. You can send to him the questions you have
about the peoples he visits. And he will try to match
you class with one of those he visit.

Grade Levels: Elementary and junior high

Please send email the address below to receive a project registration form.