Jeff Peneston, Liverpool High School science teacher and PolarTREC 2008 alumnus was introduced as the New York State Teacher of the Year at an event in the White House Rose Garden that was televised nationally on cable TV. The article describes the awarding of this honor by President Barack Obama at the White House.

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Students will undertake three different activities to help them identify a variety of Antarctic ice types.


To provide sensory experiences that will move students toward conceptual understanding of the types of sea ice found in Antarctica.


It is suggested that teachers survey the Resources section before beginning this series of three classroom activities for background information

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Live from IPY! event with PolarTREC teacher Jeff Peneston and various science teams working on the Swedish Icebreaker Oden in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Event archive from 7 January 2009.

This Live from IPY! event was with PolarTREC Teacher Jeff Peneston and the team onboard the Swedish Icebreaker Oden in the Amundsen Sea.

This short slide presentation includes maps and diagrams providing introductory material about the 2008 Oden Antarctic Expedition. Maps, images, and information provided courtesy of Abrahamsson et al. 2001, Garrison 1991, and Ducklow and Yager 2007.

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