Antarctica is a tough place for any critter to make its living. The continent is one of the coldest, driest, and windiest places on Earth. But nestled among the moss and the rocks of the Antarctica Peninsula lives a tough little fly with amazing adaptations. We invite students, teachers, community members, and science enthusiasts to join us as we travel to Palmer Station, Antarctica to learn more about how Belgica antarctica survives harsh polar conditions. 


A Fly on the Pole is the official educational outreach website for our 2018 Antarctic research expedition. Help us countdown the days till we depart on our polar adventure by exploring this website and following the outreach blog




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This work is supported by NSF PLR 1341385; NSF PLR 1341393; NSF EHR 1043262. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.