Entries by Janice McDonnell


LIVE with Antarctic Scientists

An exciting opportunity to connect LIVE with Antarctic scientists! From October 21 to November 2, 2019, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Inner Space Center (ISC) will be conducting LIVE interactions from onboard the R/V Laurence M. Gould (LMG). During this time, the LMG will be transporting scientists, research gear, and other provisions for the austral spring/summer research season at Palmer Station, Antarctica. Live […]

MOSAiC – Join Today!

On September 20, 2019 the largest Arctic research expedition ever conducted will begin when the Polarstern icebreaker sets out to freeze itself in Arctic sea ice for a year. Keep track of the expedition and what’s going on in the Arctic in your classroom each week with MOSAiC Monday. Engage your students with real-time updates, behind the scenes access to the MOSAiC […]

Byrd Center offers Women IN Antarctica Symposium

The Byrd Center at The Ohio State University is hosting a symposium that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first all-women research team in Antarctica. Thursday & FridayOctober 17 & 18, 2019 Led by Dr. Lois Jones, this team of four women from The Ohio State University made polar history when they went to Antarctica […]

2018 Antarctica Week

Antarctica Week, 3-7 December 2018 Columbia University is  offering schools an opportunity to talk to a ‘polar expert’ at 10am and 11am local time for around 45 minutes. More details of how it will work are on the ITGC website .     

Polar Educators Unite at the AGU Meeting 2017

PolarTREC is highlighting some great events at the upcoming AGU conference in New Orleans December 11-15, 2017 Here is a list of interesting events: ARCUS has a number of Arctic focused events that you might also be interested in, including a reception and member meeting, as well as posters, sessions. If you are attending and […]

Hunt for Meteorites in Antarctica

Juliane Gross, Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers-New Brunswick, will spend several weeks in one of the world’s most desolate places collecting meteorites – which can provide clues to how our solar system evolved, how planets formed and how meteorite impacts could affect our future. You can access a article about Juliiane […]

Win a Climate Grant with Project Polar Bear

#ProjectPolarBear is an international competition for middle and high school student groups taking action to fight climate change. Teams compete by creating a plan for a project that will help reduce reliance on fossil fuels and engage their communities. This can be a new project or a proposal to continue an existing project. Students and […]

Arctic Future Podcast on World Ocean Radio!

This week’s audio episode of World Ocean Radio entitled “Arctic Futures, Part One” is now available online Part one of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill examines governance, oversight, resources, and the conditions and challenges facing the Arctic. He describes the work of the Arctic Council, an eight-nation consortium […]

Attention Classroom Educators!

Our Antarctic research team needs your classroom’s help!  We are using satellite images to find Weddell seals in Antarctica. This ongoing project needs many eyes to search the images and find the seals.  It’s easy. All your students have to do is mark the images ‘seals’ or ‘no seals’.  We will ask for  your help to count […]