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Final Report Published

Final report for the Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE) pilot program. The program goal was to advance polar science education and understanding by students from the U.S. and Chile through hands-­‐on field experiences. View final report.

It's All About The Students: Claire, Anna, and Luke!

This expedition is a cultural and science exchange between students and teachers of the United States and Chile. The three participating US students are Claire Hacker, Anna Caldwell-Overdier, and Luke Maillefer. Follow these students on their journey!

Diario en Español: ¡Puede leer la bitácora de expedición en Español! Para acceder la versión en español de cada entrada en la bitácora de la expedición, haga click en la pestaña "Journal Tab" en la parte superior de ésta página. Después, seleccione la entrada en la bitácora que desee leer haciendo click en la pestaña "Read Full Journal Entry" al lado de cada foto. Una vez que haya entrado a la versión en Inglés, haga click en la pestaña "Translation" para llegar a la versión en español.

What Are They Doing?

Penguin rookeries on King George Island, Antarctica
Penguin rookeries on King George Island, Antarctica
The students and teachers will spend five days on King George Island, learning about the scientific research conducted in and around Escudero base. The program could include visits to Elefanteras Beach to study seals and penguins, Collins Glacier where mosses, grasses, and algae may be found in the ice, and Bellingshausen Dome to discuss glaciological studies. There will also be the opportunity to stop at other Chilean stations as well as other countries stations located on King George Island.

¿Qué están haciendo?

Los estudiantes y maestros pasarán cinco días en la Isla Rey Jorge aprendiendo sobre los proyectos de investigación científica que se llevan a cabo cerca de la base Escudero. El programa podría incluir visitas a la Playa Elefanteras para estudiar elefantes marinos y pingüinos; al Galciar Collins donde crecen musgos, pastos y algas en el hielo; o al domo Bellingshausen para aprender sobre estudios en glaciología. También tendrán la oportunidad de visitar otras estaciones chilenas de investigación, así como las estaciones científicas de otros paises que también están localizadas en la Isla Rey Jorge.

Where Are They?

Chilean and Russian research bases on King George Island, Antarctica
Chilean and Russian research bases on King George Island, Antarctica
Juan and Lynn will accompany three students from Monona Grove High School as they travel to Punta Arenas, Chile. There the team will join 11 students and 5 teachers from 4 different Chilean high schools, winners of the 2013 Feria Antartica Escolar (Antarctica Science Fair. The combined group will then fly to the Chilean Antarctic Institute's Escudero research base on King George Island, Antarctica.

¿En dónde están?

Juan y Lynn acompañarán a tres estudiantes de la escuela Monona Grove High School, Wisconsin, hasta Punta Arenas, Chile. El grupo se reunirá con los 11 estudiantes y 5 maestras chilenos ganadores del concurso Feria Antártica Escolar 2013, para viajar a la estación chilena de investigación científica Escudero en la Isla Rey Jorge, Antártida.

Latest Journals

JASE has offered me an amazing experience. The expedition didn't turn out as I had imagined it: some elements left me chagrined, other aspects inspired me. JASE has given me the opportunity to connect with peers from another part of the world, learn with them and from them, and overcome challenges…
Luke decided to make a video for his reflection. Here it is. Luke, our photographer and videographer, among other roles he had during the expedition, at Torres del Pain
We’ve been back in the United States for about a month and a half now, and it’s time for all of us to reflect on what our Chilean experience meant to us. It seems like ages ago, but when we were in the Madison airport waiting for our flight to Atlanta, we each wrote a short paragraph about our…
We boarded the plane back to Madison. As we left behind the tall mountains around Santiago we pledged to do whatever we could do, that would bring us back to this magical land so we could finish the expedition. We did not make it to Antarctica and left many things unfinished, but even with that, we…
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Professor Julio Escudero base, King George Island, Antarctica

Joint Antarctic School Expedition 2014 Resources

The first Joint Antarctic School Expedition is highlighted in the spring 2014 issue of Witness the Arctic. All members of the team contributed to the article that shares their experience.

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For three students at Monona Grove High School and their teacher Juan Botella, science and travel are best when paired. The group recently traveled to Chile to attempt a journey to the Antarctic as part of a science trip. Along the way, the students documented their trip in detail, offering viewers a glimpse into their scientific and cultural experience.

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Printed in the Herald-Independent about the Joint Antarctic School Expedition. Three MG high school students and a teacher returned on Feb. 28 from a joint expedition. Although the trip did not go as planned, it was still a cultural and learning experience for the group.

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The Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE) offered a webinar presentation showcasing the student expedition that was headed to Antarctica but came across various adventures in science along the way.

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Pilot program to let U.S. high-school students experience Antarctic science at a Chilean station

http://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/joint-antarctic-school-expedition-2014

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