In order to run a marathon, you would expect to run to practice otherwise you won’t be able to run the whole 26.2 miles. You would expect a doctor to have learned what to do before operating on someone or….well, it won’t be pretty. Students should practice math problems and read a lot in order to be as proficient as possible and get better and we all know what not studying or doing homework results in. Going to Antarctica is no different! I have been here in Fairbanks, Alaska at PolarTREC Orientation. I have spent a week here preparing for my trip to Antarctica so that I can be as successful and comfortable as possible!