|Dr. Robert Ballard|
Dr. Robert Ballard has been featured for several years on the MY HERO web site. He is a well known explorer and educator and the founder of an amazing science research project used by millions of students around the world called, The Jason Project.
For over a decade Jason Expeditions have taken place around the globe.
This year the Jason Project XV expedition will be exploring the “Rainforests at the Crossroads” in Panama's Barro Colorado Island from January 26-February 6, 2004. The team of 24 students and 8 teacher “Argonauts,” along with a team of researchers and scientists, will explore Panama’s delicate and highly valuable resource, the rainforest.
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute sits in a cove on Barro Colorado Island. Built in 1923, the research station provides a wonderful home for scientists from around the world and will be the host for this years Jason expedition.