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Lindsay Knippenberg

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Occupation: Teacher
Organization: South Lake High School

Lindsay Knippenberg is a science teacher at South Lake High School north of Detroit, Michigan where one of her primary goals is to get her students involved in the community. She has bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Michigan State University, and a master’s degree in environmental science from University of Michigan-Dearborn. As an undergraduate student Ms. Knippenberg participated in a research experience for undergraduates (REU) studying harbor seals in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Since that experience, glaciers and the organisms that live in cold climates have fascinated her.
Even though Ms. Knippenberg lives in the city, she loves to get away and reconnect with nature by hiking, camping, snowshoeing, and kayaking. She also enjoys photography, attending Detroit Tigers games, traveling with her husband, and taking her dog Yoda for walks. She hopes that through her experiences with PolarTREC, she will inspire her students to pursue careers within the field of science and also inspire them to step outside of their comfort zones and not be afraid to take risks and have new experiences.

Lindsay Knippenberg's Content

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South Lake teacher to explore Antarctica Article 21 February 2013
Teacher Prepares for Antarctic Odyssey Article 20 February 2013
Who Will Melt First? Lesson 6 April 2012
Do Microorganisms Live in Antarctica? Lesson 26 November 2011
Is There Salt in a Glacier? Lesson 19 November 2011
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Advice

Just one piece of advice? That is a tough one... My suggestion is to keep your feet happy. Invest in good socks in multiple weights, liner socks are also a plus, get a set of good insoles for your boots (I like Superfeet), bring sandals or clogs for lounging in after a hard day's work, and break...{read more}

February 9, 2012 - 11:02am
A question

Hi!

Thanks for the question. I would have to say that the most interesting thing that I learned from studying the basal ice is that the bacteria in the ice are actually alive and producing ATP. It is amazing to think that an organism can exist in such an extreme environment. However,...{read more}

January 3, 2010 - 12:46pm
Great interview!

Hey Sarah!

I love your interviews. Keep up the great work and I look forward to sharing some of your journals with my kids when we come back from break tomorrow. I was a big fan of Holly and the rest of the Crary IT guys too. Tell them all that I said "Hi"!

Lindsay

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January 3, 2010 - 12:56pm
Cheers to Lindsay!!

Hey Lollie!

Thanks for following along with your class. You are such a great resource and you provide so much positive support to all of us polar trecers. Thanks so much!

Lindsay

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December 5, 2009 - 12:27pm
What is it like?

Hey Janet!

Sorry for disappearing on you. I was looking forward to being home and going back to school and seeing all of my friends and family, but there is one small problem. Somehow in all my travels I managed to get the chicken poxs again or most people call it shingles. I don't...{read more}

December 5, 2009 - 12:31pm
What is it like?

Hey Janet!

Sorry for disappearing on you. I was looking forward to being home and going back to school and seeing all of my friends and family, but there is one small problem. Somehow in all my travels I managed to get the chicken poxs again or most people call it shingles. I don't...{read more}

December 5, 2009 - 12:31pm
Hi Lindsay

Hey Veda!

Thanks for checking in on me. Right now I am in New Zealand and I am coming back on Dec 2nd. I am going to take a couple of days to adjust and I will be back teaching on the 7th. I just read my email and heard about Cindy. I am thinking of all of you and I owe you a big hug when...{read more}

November 27, 2009 - 11:50pm
Are you going to miss

Hey Melissa

I am not missing Antarctica right now because I am in beautiful New Zealand, But I am sure that I will miss it once I get home. How was your thanksgiving? They don't celebrate our thanksgiving here in New Zealand so my husband and I went out to dinner and ate fish. It wasn't...{read more}

November 27, 2009 - 11:54pm
Training

Hi!

Thanks for sending me a question. No, unfortunately none of my team had any welding training in Madison.  I love Madison so it would have been nice to have an excuse to go there. One of the other PolarTREC teachers, Casey - working on the IceCube project had trainings in Madison, but...{read more}

November 27, 2009 - 11:58pm
No Snow?

Hello There Snowstorm Smarties!

The snowstorm that kept me from going to Cape Evans was on Nov 13th and 14th, so check those days. I tried to go to Cape Evans on the 16th and it was a beautiful day on that day, but none of the plows had gotten a chance to get to the ice roads. Their first...{read more}

November 20, 2009 - 1:29pm

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