Corvallis students conduct live streaming broadcast on beetles

Corvallis High School “Classroom Without Walls” science students conducted a live streaming broadcast about the ecology of the mountain pine beetle from a remote location in the Bitterroot National Forest last week.

“Live in five minutes,” said Hunter Condos the “IT Guy” for the broadcast. The “set” featured the majestic ponderosa pines in a clearing on the mountain about a half-hour south of Corvallis. Fresh air and quiet – except for bird chirps – surrounded the nervous students.

The students used a web camera operated by Mollie DuBose, a laptop run by Hunter Condos, and a secondary video camera operated by Dallas Ewalt. Anchors/hosts were Morgan Weidow and Ronny Jessop and reporters/information experts were Lorenzo Wissenbach, Tyler Evans, Taia Tully and Kira Doyle.