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The STEM Class Podcast

Dec 1, 2021

Biosphere 2 was originally meant to demonstrate the viability of closed ecological systems to support and maintain human life in outer space.  Its mission was a two-year closure experiment with a crew of eight humans.

Join host Anthony Arno, as he speaks with Deputy Director of Biosphere 2 John Adams about:

  • Earliest memory of a teacher in school

  • Academic background

  • Is there a Biosphere I

  • Biosphere II

    • Size comparison

    • Funding

    • Biomes included

    • Filling the ocean biome with sea water

    • Easiest and Hardest biomes to maintain

  • The Biosphere Lung Engineering Marvel

  • Biosphere Challenges

    • A failed experiment?

    • Mental and Physical limitations

  • Selection process for Biospherians

    • Where are the biospherians today?

  • Additional Biosphere missions

  • LEO (Landscape Evolutionary Observatory) research project

  • Educational programs for students in Grades K – 12

  • Biosphere accommodations for overnighters

  • Professional Development for Educators

  • Columbia University involvement with Biosphere 2

  • Feedback from locals on Biosphere 2