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Juan Botella

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Occupation: Teacher
Organization: Monona Grove High School

Juan is very excited to be able to return to Antarctica working with his students. When his 2011 PolarTREC experience came to an end, and he was trying to assimilate all the amazing events of that expedition, he thought the only way it could have been better is to have had his family and students with him. He now has the opportunity to fulfill part of this dream by working side by side with three amazing high school students. Juan obtained a masters degree in oceanography through a joint program between the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before becoming a teacher. What he enjoyed the most during his graduate studies was being in the field and being able to communicate the science with other people. He decided to become a teacher so he would be able to help more people understand and enjoy science. Juan has the pleasure of teaching physics, climate and weather, and astronomy. When Juan is not teaching or enjoying time with his two kids and wife, he is cooking, playing soccer, taking pictures, cross country skiing, biking and jogging.

Sobre Juan:
Juan está muy emocionado de poder regresar a la Antártida para trabajar con sus estuduantes. Cuando terminó su expedición PolrTREC en el 2011, y Juan intentaba asimilar la cantidad de experiancias que había vivido, él creyó que la única forma en que la expedición podría haber mejorado era viajando con la familia o con sus estuduantes. Ahora tiene la oportunidad de vivir este nuevo sueño al trabajar con tres estuduantes maravillosos.

Juan obtuvo una maestría Oceanografía en el programa entre el Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution y el Massachusetts Institute of Technology antes de convertirse en maestro de escuela. Lo que más le gustó en sus tiempos de estudiante de posgrado fue el estar en el campo haciendo investigaciones y el comunicar la ciencia a otras personas. Decidió dedicarse a la enseñanza para poder ayudar a más gente entender y disfrutar de las ciencias. Juan tiene el placer de enseñar Física, Astronomía y Meteorología y Climatología. Cuando no se encuentra en el salón de clases, Juan disfruta su tiempo con su esposa y sus dos hijos, o cocinando, jugando fútbol, tomando fotografías, esquiando, en andando en bicicleta o corriendo.

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Re: [PolarTREC] February 23, 2014 Thrombolites at Torres del Pai
Hola Mariano,

   que envidia que, de la buena, que puedas visitar Torres del Pain y que pienses en darte una vuelta por las orillas del Lago Sarmiento. Nosotros lo disfrutamos muchisimo, y con gusto nos iriamos de nuevo. Avisame que te parece, y dime que piensas del color...{read more}
March 13, 2014 - 4:56pm
Re: [PolarTREC] February 23, 2014 Thrombolites at Torres del Pai

Hola, te agadecemos el habernos escrito. Te respondemos tu primer
pregunta a modo de título en el mensaje que nos escribes. ?Qué ha sido
de nosotros? Regresamos a Madison el 28 de Febrero tras un viaje
inolvidable. Ahora todos ocupados intentando ponernos al tanto con los...{read more}

March 10, 2014 - 1:56pm
Re: Thanks for the update

My apologies for misleading you with the timing of the posting of this journal entry. It has been hard to post the texts at the correct time with all that has been happening here. We already knew the trip to Antarctica had been cancelled when I posted this entry, but I thought it would make...{read more}

February 21, 2014 - 5:46pm
Re: Thanks for the update

My apologies for misleading you with the timing of the posting of this journal entry. It has been hard to post the texts at the correct time with all that has been happening here. We already knew the trip to Antarctica had been cancelled when I posted this entry, but I thought it would make...{read more}

February 21, 2014 - 5:49pm
Re: [PolarTREC] February 15, 2014 Farewell Madison

Thanks! We are in Atlanta waiting for flight to Santiago. Good spirits overall. Thanks, and have fun in Fairbanks.

The JASE team.

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February 15, 2014 - 4:54pm
On cosmic ray research

Thank yo for posting your question and comments. I agree we need to find alternative energy sources that are not carbon dependent. Perhaps one of our explorers will decide to pursue that line of research. At this point, though, cosmic rays are being researched with the hopes of understanding...{read more}

February 14, 2014 - 9:39am
What can be learned from those rocks?

Hi Glenn,

thanks for writing your great journals and for posting the amazing pictures. Looks like you are having an amazing time. I am wondering about how do scientists use the rocks that have been collected. I guess they can date them, but how do they know where they came from since...{read more}

February 14, 2014 - 9:51am
Re: [PolarTREC] MG can't wait to hear from you!
Hello,
Thank you so much for conveying the support of the
entire school! We are all very excited for our adventure, and it's
awesome that others are interested in what we're doing, too.
Thank you,
the JASE team

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February 13, 2014 - 2:24pm
Re: [PolarTREC] February 9, 2014 Phone home, phone home
Thank you John,

   you are right, we are very excited about this amazing opportunity. We have an amazing team of students from whom I will learn along the journey. I also look forward to learning from the teachers and students from Chile. Their project are very...{read more}
February 13, 2014 - 2:24pm
Re: [PolarTREC] February 9, 2014 Phone home, phone home
Hi Lisa, thank yo for your support and kind words. And for letting me know that the translation is useful! I sometimes wonder how useful is all the time and energy I put into them, and is wonderful to know that they are actually useful. Interesting to say that it is easier to translate myself...{read more}
February 13, 2014 - 2:24pm

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