The new flag display above the deck of the Oden looks great! Thanks for tying all those knots. My fifth grade science classes have been following your journals faithfully and are still hoping to spot our Arkansas flag. The wind just hasn't blown in our direction yet!
Forty students and two adults watched your last webinar during their lunch recess but were unable to call in. It was good to match voices with photographs.
Why are the journals several days old before we receive them? What is the process for posting them?
Also, there are obviously a lot of plants in Antarctica to support the large number of animals. Could we see some of them? You mentioned seeing algae on upturned ice chunks and phytoplankton in a melt pond at one of your stops. What plants are you seeing now? Are any of them of decent size? Does the plant life vary from location to location? Have you learned anything surprising about Antarctic food webs?
Barbara Reng 5th Grade Science Teacher Jonesboro Math & Science Magnet Jonesboro, Arkansas