We went into some detail about our tools on the Mt. Wilson Expedition February 19th, when we were just one month old as an organization. The way we used gear at Red Rock became harder to describe because it felt so natural.
Thanks to Richard Atkinson, the gear on our June 14th tidepooling expedition included a wonderful folding picnic table with three laptops and a graphics tablet. A real innovation. One week later, our expedition to Rocky Mountain Park (gear page) was more a repeat of what we'd done before, with the exception of two great digital cameras Kodak loaned us. But the teleparticipation for Rocky Mountain on that day helped us realize first-hand how well tools like these let larger communities share real experiences vicariously with minimal time delay. The power to communicate near real time with images and the web is still remarkable in itself. Wait 'til we really get it going!
We look forward to having much more to say as our hands-on experience continues to grow. For now, the point is that it is possible to use these tools seamlessly within the experience of nature, which is a big deal for explorers who want to have a good time.