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Name: Alex Eilers
Occupation: Teacher
Organization: Pink Palace Museum
Memphis, TN
United States


Growing up in Chillicothe, Illinois, Alice Eilers dreamed of becoming a teacher. Ms. Eilers began her schooling at the University of Mississippi, receiving her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education in 1990 and completing her graduate degree at the University of Memphis six years later. In 1995 her dreams of becoming a teacher became a reality and she began her teaching career at the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. Ms. Eilers is currently the Manager of Education and has had the pleasure of teaching a variety of subjects including astronomy, natural and cultural history to area Pre-K through 8th grade students. Ms. Eilers has also been involved in number of national teacher professional development programs. In 2008, she was selected to participate in a research project studying Leatherback Sea Turtles through the NOAA Teacher at Sea Program. Ms. Eilers is in the MESSENGER Educator Fellowship Program and has also participated in the UMASS-STEM Polar Connections Program.


13 May 2016 A Visit to St. Patrick's School and Hokitika
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12 May 2016 A Visit to St. Francis of Assisi and some Pancake Rocks
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11 May 2016 A Visit to Catholic Cathedral College and the Art of Christchurch
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10 May 2016 A Visit to New Brighton Catholic School and Kaikoura
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9 May 2016 A Visit to St. Joseph's School and the Botanic Garden
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23 February 2016 Meet McMurdo - the final chapter
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22 February 2016 Weddell Seal's Lungs
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19 February 2016 Weddell Seal’s Fur & Molting
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18 February 2016 Weddell Seal's Blubber
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17 February 2016 Weddell Seal Teeth
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16 February 2016 Weddell Seal Sounds
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15 February 2016 Meet the Team part two
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12 February 2016 Weddell Seal Dives
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11 February 2016 Weddell Seal Pregnancy and Gestation
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10 February 2016 Weddell Seal’s Nose
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9 February 2016 Meet the Team part one – graduate students and teacher
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8 February 2016 Waste Water Management Facility
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5 February 2016 Weddell Seal's Blood
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4 February 2016 Weddell Seal Muscle
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3 February 2016 Weddell Seal’s Whiskers
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2 February 2016 Weddell Seal's Diet
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1 February 2016 McMurdo Station - Part Two
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29 January 2016 Weddell Seal's Family
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28 January 2016 Weddell Seal Eyes
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27 January 2016 Scouting for Seals
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Title Type
Hernando Students Welcome Special Visitor Article
The Graduates of Seal Team 6 Roxanne Beltran and Amy Kirkham Article
Back to the Ice Article
Antarctica Revisited by Alex Eilers Article
Eilers Returning to Antarctica Article
Fit for Travel Article
Pink Palace educator treks from the MidSouth to the South Pole Article
Get Involved with Polar Expedtion to Antarctica Article
Back to the Ice: Bartlett educator preps for second Antarctica quest Article
Antarctic Mini-Exhibit at the Pink Palace Museum Presentation
Alex Eilers and Outreach for Weddell Seal Science Event
Weddel Seal Movements Video
Motion capture: Scientists track seals through winter to learn about ecology and oceanography Article
Field Notes: Dan Costa in Antarctica Article
Interview on Spotlight 92- WUMR Audio
Pink Palace Museum staffer reports on Antarctic research project Article
Science Educator Returns from Antarctica Article
Sealed Away- Memphis Flyer Article
Bartlett woman assists Antarctic research team Article
Keystone Students Have Passport to Antarctica Article
Pink Palace educator selected to go to Antarctica Article
Alex Eilers in Antarctica to Study Seals Article
Pink Palace Educator on Antarctic Expedition Article
More Antarctic Adventures with Pink Palace’s Alex Eilers Article
PolarTREC Teacher Speaks on Antarctica at AMSE Article
Pink Palace Manager of Education has landed in Antarctica! Article
Fur Rondy Video
Antarctic Physical Preparation Back Video
Expedition Interview on ABC Memphis Video
Expedition Interview on FOX Memphis Video
PolarConnect Event with Alex Eilers Video
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Insulation.wmv Video
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Adelie penguin not cleared for take-off.wmv Video
Density Bloopers_0001.wmv Video
Densities.wmv Video
Frozen Water Script.wmv Video
Scouting seals_0002.wmv Video
Weighing_A_Seal2.mp4 Video
Expedition Interview on CBS Memphis Video
Bloopers from Wind Chill Video
Blooper PhysicalPrep Video
Wind Chill Video
Antarctic Physical Preparation Legs Video
Antarctic Physical Preparation Gym Workout Video
Expedition Interview on NBC Memphis Video
Passport to Antarctica Article
Memphis Pink Palace Educator Selected to Go to Antarctica Article
Chilling Studies on Weddell Seals Article
Expedition Interview on CBS Memphis Video
Expedition Interview on ABC Memphis Video
Pink Palace Educator Heading to Antarctica Article
Eilers to Talk About Upcoming Antarctica Adventure Article
Eilers Prepares for Antarctica Article
Alex Eilers: Antarctic Adventurer Article
Seal Deal Article