Schools, Families, Community Members, and Global Science Enthusiasts,
Greetings! In exactly 23 days, I will embark on a trip of a lifetime. I will be traveling to Palmer Station, Antarctica as a member of Dr. Lee’s Antarctic Research Team. We will depart in late December and travel 8,000 miles by air and icebreaker ship to reach the southernmost continent in the world. While there, we will conduct research on the largest land animal in Antarctica…any guesses?
By following this blog, you will have access to cutting-edge polar research at the coldest, windiest, driest region on the planet. Here, I will chronicle my Antarctic experiences as I prepare for the research expedition, travel to the ends of the earth, live and work at Palmer Station, and traverse the remote environment. Being a member of the MADE-CLEAR project, I am especially interested in exploring the impact of climate change on the Antarctic Peninsula.
Polar Ponder #1: Find the southernmost continent in the world. Would you want to visit there? Why or why not?