Magic porthole


Publisher and Executive Producer: Janine Selendy, Chairman and President, Horizon International

Collaborators: Horizon International is grateful for the many entities that contribute content to and ideas for Magic Porthole. Collaborators have included the American Museum of Natural History, Environmental Defense (ED) Oceans Alive project, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Museum of Science-Boston, The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Smithsonian Institution Ocean Hall and Ocean Portal, the Field Museum, Monterey Aquarium, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Ocean Service, the Wild Dolphin Project and many others.

Funding: Horizon International developed Magic Porthole thanks to a Planning Grant from The National Science Foundation for Informal Science Education, and generous support from Peter R. and Helen Haje, other individuals, many supporters for Horizon’s filming in Bonaire (by Oscar-winning cinematographer Nick Caloyianis), and substantial contributions of talent and services. 

National Science Foundation Grant:
Magic Porthole Principal Investigator, Janine Selendy. Co-Principal Investigator and initial Content Director, Jan C. Post

Video clips: In addition to many videos contributed by collaborators, there are several clips from Horizon International's own footage filmed by Nick Caloyianis in Bonaire and short clips filmed by Jan C. Post.

Artistic renderings and designs by Sasha Meret. The reef creature characters in the animation and on the playing cards, in addition to real creatures, were designed by Sasha Meret. They were based on actual creatures to represent learning-type role models with different abilities and preferences were with input from the Psychology of Ability, Competencies, and Expertise Center (PACE) at Tufts University (formerly at Yale). Professor Linda Jarvin, Ph.D. Associate Research Professor, Tufts University, Department of Education, Deputy Director, Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies and Expertise (PACE) (formerly at Yale).

Contact information:

Janine M.H. Selendy, Chairman, President, and Publisher
Horizon International
Department of Biology
P.O. Box 208103
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520-8103