Columbia, MO Columns and Jesse Hall

2007 Event Archive

Missouri State Capitol Tour

Oct. 23, 2007

Join students from the Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP) as they tour Missouri's state capitol. Learn about the previous capitols, the history of the current building, the architecture, art, and daily business conducted within the walls.

The project was the result of a partnership between MoVIP, MOREnet, and Round Trips, which recorded the tour.

Watch a recording of the capitol tour.

Riverbluff Cave

Nov. 7, 2007

On Nov. 7, 2007, at 10:15 (or 1:15), students may participate in a seven-state virtual tour of Riverbluff Cave in Springfield, Mo. Riverbluff Cave is the only known cave with a permanent connection to the information superhighway, allowing real-time videoconferencing and video streaming out of the cave to students and researchers all over the world. This virtual tour is being hosted by the Great Plains Network (GPN) to demonstrate the power of advanced technology and networking to bring content and resources to schools, libraries and higher education institutions. Matt Forir, the cave's lead paleontologist, will host the virtual tour to allow students a glimpse in to prehistoric life. Students will observe stunning cave formations and artifacts such as a bear bed, animal tracks and fossils, plus they'll be able to interact with Matt, learning real-world applications for the research and discoveries in the cave.

Watch a recording of Session 1 (third- through eighth-grade audience).

Watch a recording of Session 2 (10th- through 12th-grade audience).

Internet Safety Night

Oct. 23, 2007

Internet Safety Night is a nationwide event that brings information and resources to students, parents and members of the community to help us all stay safer online. We talk about online predators, cyber-bullying, identity theft and other Internet-related issues. The goal is for communities to pull together local experts and resources — students, parents, teachers, law enforcement and community members — to begin a discussion about the importance of Internet safety. These local discussions, occurring simultaneously all around the country, then connect to the national host site in Columbia, Mo. for the featured speakers and other resources and tools that families can use to stay safe. Participants at any of the local events can see, hear, ask and answer questions in real time with participants at any of the other sites!

Watch a recording of the Oct. 23 Internet Safety Night!

To download a recording, click the link below. Windows Internet Explorer users should click File then Save As in Windows Media Player after the recording opens.

Download a recording of the Oct. 23 Internet Safety Night!

MITC 2007 Student Technology Showcase

Oct. 15, 2007

Students from around Missouri showcased their technology projects in the MOREnetworking Zone on Oct. 15, 2007. These projects are great examples of technology at work in Missouri schools.

Demonstrations 1

Demonstrations 2

Robotics demonstrations


April 30 , 2007

On April 30, 2007, scientists videoconferenced with 6th-12th grade students to demonstrate attaching a camera to a deer and answer questions as to how this technology is used to learn more about the interaction between deer and their environment. Each session is presented in a different format and provides unique information. 

Watch the archived 9 a.m. DeerCam Videoconference:

Live footage of the deer camera being attached and Q/A with 6-8th grade

Watch the archived 1 p.m. DeerCam Videoconference:

Taped footage of the deer camera being attached and Q/A with 9-12th grade

Watch an introduction of DeerCam team members and roles.

Watch a description of the satellite technology and production equipment used to present the DeerCam event.

Find out more about this event at

Peek Into Riverbluff Cave

April 14, 2007

View a recording of this event.

On April 14, Springfield-Greene Library District hosted a book-signing for David Harrison, author of the soon-to-be-published Cave Detectives: Unraveling the Mystery of an Ice Age Cave. With the aid of the Missouri Research & Education Network (MOREnet), the 175 people in attendance, along with entire world, were offered a glimpse inside the subject of Harrison's book: Riverbluff Cave.

Discovered by construction workers in 2001, Riverbluff Cave is almost one million years old, and the oldest or second-oldest Ice Age fossil site in North America. Through a collaboration with MOREnet, Ozark Technical Community College and the Missouri Parks Department, the cave was wired with fiber-optic cables and became the first cave with permanent Internet access.

During the April 14 event, Harrison and the attendees were able to interact via videoconference with paleontologist Matt Forir and his assistant, Lisa McCann, from their locations inside the cave.

Internet Safety Night

April 10, 2007

Go to the Internet Safety Night website for information on the event, including guest speakers and promotional material.

View the recording of the event.

Download the recording of the event. Windows Internet Explorer users should click File then Save as in Windows Media Player after the recording opens to save the recording.

Robots Alive! FIRST Robotics Greater Kansas City Regional Competition

March 16-17, 2007


Join us live on March 16-17, 2007, from Hale Arena in Kansas City, Mo., and be part of the action as teams from across the Midwest compete in the Greater Kansas City FIRST Robotics Regional Competition. Founded in 1989, FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a unique varsity sport of the mind designed to help high-school-aged young people discover how interesting and rewarding the life of engineers and researchers can be.