Bill Henske lives in St. Louis, MO with with wife, Christine, and daughter, Willa. He teaches general science in Maplewood, MO where he loops with his 7th and 8th grade students. Bill’s science classes use an expeditionary learning model with every unit tied to hands-on, real word, out of the school experiences such as tree climbing, hiking, ice-skating, camping, beekeeping, and canoeing. Bill has an undergraduate degree in Environmental biology form Beloit College and an M.S. in Secondary Science Curriculum from Southern Illinois University and is National Board for Professional Teaching certified. Bill first became involved in polar education as a part of PolarICE interdisciplinary project where student teams investigated novel questions using real data from polar researchers. When not teaching, Bill enjoys gardening, backpacking, hunting, canoeing, riding his electric bike, and travelling with his family.