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Jeff Peneston

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Occupation: Teacher
Organization: Liverpool High School

Jeff Peneston can walk or snowshoe out his back door into the forest and lakes of Camp Talooli, a children’s camp that he has helped his wife direct for 24 years. Each school day he leaves his forested home to teach Earth Science at Liverpool High School, just North of Syracuse, New York. Mr. Peneston has been teaching for 22 years and his passion has been to find ways to bring his students out into the natural world where they can learn to solve authentic problems. In 2000 he helped create the Expedition Earth Science program and each year he leads groups of students to locations around Upstate New York where they can act as field scientists for a day or a weekend. Mr. Peneston believes what one of his students once told him, “Real science begins where the classroom ends!” Mr. Peneston will be joining a team of international scientists on the Oden icebreaker.

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Antartica

Casey,

We are all having a great time in Antarctica.  If you like penguins, keep checking my journal for an upcoming video of penguins under water!

Take care,

…from the sea ice of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica,

Jeff  

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January 8, 2009 - 12:23pm
antartica

We are all having a great time.  

Take care,

…from the sea ice of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica,

Jeff  

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January 8, 2009 - 12:23pm
what is the average

Hunter,

Antarctica is a big place. The continent is much larger than the United States and so you can understand that it has a range of climates.  The temperature in the center of the Antarctica gets colder than any where else in the world and has been more than -100?f.  But, remember...{read more}

January 8, 2009 - 12:23pm
snow day?

I am glad you are enjoying my journal.  You certainly have more snow in Liverpool, NY than we do here in McMurdo, Antarctica.

If you liked the elephant in the truck, keep watching for whale video I am working on right now!

Take care,

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January 8, 2009 - 12:24pm
SNOW

Remember, it is summer time in Antarctica and the sea ice is trying to melt on McMurdo Sound.  We only have about 1 inch of snow on the ice.

Take care,

…from the sea ice of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica,

Jeff  

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January 8, 2009 - 12:24pm
Hi Uncle Jeff its kate

Katie,

I am great and I know you would love it here.  In the last few days I have been able to help net 5 Weddell seals and I have been able to use my underwater camera to take video of penguins and Minke Whales swimming under water.

Love,  Uncle Jeff

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January 8, 2009 - 12:24pm
heyyy!!

LBE students,

These are such great questions that I have included photos and video of the answers throughout the last 5 weeks of my journals.  The quick answers are:
Great, no, super, YES, don’t have one, wait until you see the video I am working on right now (flying penguins!)

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January 8, 2009 - 12:24pm
sun

Antarctica is a very big place with a wide range of weather but right now it is summer with 24 hours of daylight.  About half the time we have been here (including right now) it has been sunny and about 25-30?F.

Take care,

…from the sea ice of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica,

Jeff...{read more}

January 8, 2009 - 12:25pm
how are you doing

Tyler,

Everything is super!

Take care,

…from the sea ice of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica,

Jeff 

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January 8, 2009 - 12:25pm
Hi this is dan from lbe.

Dan,

Penguins are the most fascinating animals I have ever seen in the wild.  Right now I am working on a short video of penguins that I filmed underwater.  Keep checking my journal to see it.

Take care,

…from the sea ice of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica,

Jeff  

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January 8, 2009 - 12:25pm

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